The Book of the Later Han , also known as History of the Later Han or Hou Han Shu , is an official Chinese historical text covering the history of the Han Dynasty from 6 to 189. It was compiled by Fan Ye and others in the 5th century during the Liu Song Dynasty , using a number of earlier histories and documents as sources. The book is part of early four historiographies of the Twenty-Four Histories canon, together with the Records of the Grand Historian , Book of Han and Records of the Three Kingdoms . Fan Ye used a number of earlier histories, including accounts by Sima Qian and Ban Gu , along with many others (some had similar names, such as the Han Records of the Eastern Lodge by various contemporaries throughout the 2nd century, and the Records of Later Han by Yuan Hong from the 4th century), most of which did not survive intact. Book of the Later Han
Neolithic Origins Migration and Settlement The archeological evidence suggests that by 8000BC the vast area of what is today the Chinese Republic was gradually populated from both the north and the south-west by a succession of different races and cultures. Probably before 6000BC groups of migrating stone age hunter-gatherers had formed small communities within the great river systems of China. These settlers learned new crafts, becoming fishermen, herdsmen and agriculturalists. In the north they grew millet as a staple crop; in the wetter south they planted rice. Earliest Pottery in Northern China ca. 6th millennium BC H109 Ceramic in China - Ceramic History Tutorials for Potters and Clay Artists
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The following maps were generated from CHGIS datasets, and are freely available for academic use. Fatality Rates in TVE Mines, 1996-2005 An example of aggregating data to Province boundaries using the CITAS 1990 data layer. The figures represent deaths per million tons of coal mined by Town and Village Enterprise (TVE) level mining operations.This draft map illustrates a work in progress on the 20th Century coal industry in China by Prof. CHGIS Thematic Maps
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Three Kingdoms The Three Kingdoms period (AD 220–280) was a period in Chinese history , part of an era of disunity called the " Six Dynasties " following immediately the loss of de facto power of the Han Dynasty rulers. In a strict academic sense, it refers to the period between the foundation of the state of Wei in 220 AD and the conquest of the state of Wu by the Jìn Dynasty in 280. However, many Chinese historians extend the starting point of this period back to various years during the collapse of the Han dynasty, such as to the Yellow Turban Rebellion in 184; [ 1 ] [ 2 ] the year after the beginning of the rebellion, 185; [ 3 ] Dong Zhuo deposing and murdering Emperor Shao of Han and establishing Emperor Xian of Han in 189; [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Dong Zhuo sacking Luoyang and moving the capital to Chang'an in 190; [ 6 ] or Cao Cao placing the emperor under his control in Xuchang in 196. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] The Three Kingdoms were Wei (魏), Shu (蜀), and Wu (吳).
Brooklyn College Core 9: Chinese Culture Page Brooklyn College Core Web Pages | Halsall Homepage | Other China Web Sites Music I | Music II Play either of the above for appropriate music for browsing! Contents The Course This module is an introduction to Chinese culture. The approach will be one which sees culture as the system of shared ideas and meanings, explicit and implicit, which a people use to interpret the world and which serve to pattern their behavior [Patricia Ebrey].
Chinese prehistory and fossil evidence for human evolution
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Indian, Chinese, & Japanese Emperors India and China are the sources of the greatest civilizations in Eastern and Southern Asia. Their rulers saw themselves as universal monarchs, thereby matching the pretensions of the Roman Emperors in the West. The only drawbacks to their historical priority were that India suffered a setback, when the Indus Valley Civilization collapsed (for disputed reasons), and China got started later than the Middle Eastern civilizations. By the time India recovered, it was a contemporary of Greece , rather than Sumeria , with many parallel cultural developments, like philosophy .
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IGCS - Archaeology (China WWW VL - Internet Guide for Chinese Studies) General Archaeology on the Net: Asia (Tumay Asena) (http://www.serve.com/archaeology/asia.html) . Language: English. Self description: "Archaeology on the Net is an index of archaeology and related sciences' resources on the internet. The purpose of the site is to provide an organized guide to archaeologists and the rest of internet community to help them locate the necessary information they are searching for." Information supplied by Annette Kieser, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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