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This book is the long-awaited supplement to Michael Loewe's acclaimed "Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin classes" (2000). With greater than 8,000 entries, established upon old documents and surviving inscriptions, the great "Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the 3 Kingdoms" (23-220 advert) now presents info on women and men of the chinese language international who lived on the time of Later (or jap) 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, types and dates, are observed via maps, genealogical tables and indexes, with lists of books and specified money owed of girls. those gains, including the handy surveys of the heritage and the executive constitution of the dynasty, will make Rafe de Crespigny's paintings an necessary device for any more severe learn of an important yet relatively ignored interval of imperial China.

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Moreover, while Ban Chao had spread the authority of Han over the whole Tarim basin and across the Pamirs, Ban Yong's direct operations went little further than Shanshan and Yanqi. The west of the Tarim evidently endorsed Han authority, and some agents were placed in the various states, but there was no firm and consistent Chinese control, while the Wusun and peoples further west had no political contact. The general settlement, on the other hand, was maintained until the 150s. -HHS 47/37:1587-90*; Chavannes 06.

Noted for literary and scholarly ability in the latter part of the first century, Bao Boxiang later had an official career. HHS 80/70A:2617. Bao Cheng 櫒ㅑ of Jingzhao was a younger brother of Bao Chu 櫒℻. Bao Chu 櫒⅞ of Jingzhao was the eldest brother of Bao Chu 櫒℻. Bao Chu 櫒℻ [Wencai 㓈ㆎ]; Jingzhao. As a young man, Bao Chu took pleasure in acting as a knight errant. In the middle 190s the region about Chang'an became seriously disturbed and Bao Chu and his family were short of food. Leaving their mother at home, Bao Chu and his brothers went out to look for wild berries and fruits; when they had gathered some Bao Chu sent three of the party back while he and one other brother continued their foraging.

A nominee of the Administrator Li Chang about 150, Ai Bojian went with his colleague Zhou Ziju to take appointment at the imperial capital: see sub Li Chang 㚏ὁ and Zhou Cheng ⎩ᶙ. Ai Bu 冿ⵄ see Wen Bu 㓈ⵄ. Ai Jiao ␁䁧, the Lady. Ai Jiao's elder sister Ai Zhi, the wife of Zhang Chu, was seduced by Liu Dang the King of Lecheng. Zhang Chu was going to make an official complaint, but Liu Dang bribed Ai Jiao and she killed Zhang Chu. -HHS 50/40:1672. Ai Zhi ␁亯, the Lady. Formerly a servant in the imperial palace, Ai Zhi married a commoner named Zhang Chu.

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