Definition of Han dynasty

1. Noun. Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization.

Exact synonyms: Han
Generic synonyms: Dynasty

Lexicographical Neighbors of Han Dynasty

Hampshire down
Hampton's hump
Hampton Roads
Hampton line
Hampton manoeuvre
Hampton technique
Han Chinese
Han dynasty
Hancock's amputation
Hand-Schuller-Christian disease
Hand of Fatima
Hand of God
Hand of Miriam
Handlanger Corps

Literary usage of Han dynasty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Development of China by Kenneth Scott Latourette (1917)
"Misrule became fearfully evident and rebellion arose. The empire was divided into warring states and Chinese unity and the han dynasty disappeared. ..."

2. The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by by John Macgowan (1906)
"THE han dynasty (BC 206-AD 2$). Kau Ti or Kau Tsu—BC 206-194. T IU-PANG, whose dynastic title was Kau Ti, claimed the throne •^ from BC 206, though he did ..."

3. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"... founded the celebrated han dynasty, which flourished till 220 AD, or, roughly speaking, from the days of Hannibal to those of Caracalla. ..."

4. The Chinese System of Public Education by Ping-wên Kuo (1915)
"During the reign of Kuang Wu, of later han dynasty, the college was rebuilt; and during the reigns of his successor Ming-ti (AD 58-76) and Shun-ti, ..."

5. The Economic History of China: With Special Reference to Agriculture by Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (1921)
"Fan Sun Tsi (an economic scholar of the han dynasty) says that the fundamental principle of cultivation is that of working in season. ..."

6. Commercial Handbook of China by Julean Arnold (1920)
"han dynasty. The han dynasty, which lasted from BC 210 to AD 220 ... The Imperial Library, according to the Annals of the han dynasty, contained more than ..."

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