By Crespigny, R.R.C. de
This book is the long-awaited supplement to Michael Loewe's acclaimed "Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin sessions" (2000). With greater than 8,000 entries, established upon ancient documents and surviving inscriptions, the great "Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the 3 Kingdoms" (23-220 advert) now offers details on women and men of the chinese language global who lived on the time of Later (or japanese) Han, from Liu Xiu, founding Emperor Guangwu (reg. 24-57), to the distinguished warlord Cao Cao (155-220) on the finish of the dynasty. The entries, together with surnames, own names, kinds and dates, are followed via maps, genealogical tables and indexes, with lists of books and designated bills of girls. those good points, including the handy surveys of the background and the executive constitution of the dynasty, will make Rafe de Crespigny's paintings an imperative software for any more critical examine of an important yet relatively ignored interval of imperial China.
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132-168] 147 unsuccessful rebellion in favour of Liu Suan the King of Qinghe; the Excellency Li Gu, who had earlier supported his claim, is destroyed 148 popular religious rebellions led by Chen Jing and Guan Bo; imperial sponsorship of a temple to Laozi 154-165 extensive rebellion about Taishan 159 death of the Empress Liang Nüying; aided by Ju Yuan and other eunuchs, Emperor Huan destroys Liang Ji and takes personal power; appointment of the Empress Deng Mengnü 159-167 government dominated by the emperor's eunuch favourites; increasing opposition from Confucianist reformers 160-165 widespread rebellion in southern Jing province 160-167 warfare with the Western Qiang beyond the frontier 165 disgrace of the eunuchs Hou Lan, Zuo Guan and Ju Yuan; the Empress Deng is dismissed, replaced by the Lady Dou Miao; establishment of the Laozi ming stele 166 imperial worship of Huang-Lao and the Buddha at Luoyang; Xiang Kai memorialises against misrule and extravagance; self-proclaimed ambassadors from the Roman empire come to the imperial court arrest and execution of the anti-eunuch ofﬁcials Liu Zhi and Cheng Jin; arrest of Li Ying and two hundred others: the First Faction Incident 167 men of Faction released from prison but proscribed from ofﬁce winter Emperor Huan dies; his Dowager Dou takes the regency, guided by her father Dou Wu and the senior Confucian ofﬁcial Chen Fan; men of Faction restored to ofﬁce Emperor Ling 暉ⵞ Liu Hong ⇊⫐ [reg.
HHS 29/19:1022-23, HQ 2:7b. Bao Die 櫒䓋 [Wengong 㓈₭]; Shangdang. A magistrate in Lu in the early 150s, Bao Die joined the Chancellor Yi Ying in a petition asking that an ofﬁcial be appointed to supervise ceremonies at the Temple of Confucius. An edict of 153 gave approval and a commemorative stele was erected. -LS 1:16b. Bao Fu 櫒䣐; Kuaiji. Son of Bao Xian, he maintained his father's tradition of scholarship in the Analects and tutored the young Emperor He in that ﬁeld. -HHS 79/69B:2570. 189); Youfufeng.
For the most part, however, Ban Biao devoted himself to the compilation of a history of Former Han, aiming both to continue the Shi ji ⌳奙 of Sima Qian ⌹棭徸 and also to improve it and correct bias. He followed the structure of Shi ji, with treatises ⼘ and tables 垩 as well as annals and liezhuan ⅘ῴ, but restricted his work to the one dynastic period: this became an important model for historiography. The work was not complete by the time of his death in 54, but it was continued by his son Ban Gu and then by his daughter Ban Zhao.
A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23-220 AD) (Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 4) by Crespigny, R.R.C. de