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Son Of Heaven
Son of Heaven, or Tian
Tian
Zi (Chinese: 天子; pinyin: Tiānzǐ), was the sacred imperial title of the Chinese emperor. It originated with the ancient Zhou Dynasty
Zhou Dynasty
and was founded on the political and spiritual doctrine of the Mandate of Heaven. The secular imperial title of the Son of Heaven
Heaven
was "Emperor of China". The title, "Son of Heaven", was subsequently adopted by other East Asian monarchs to justify their rule. The Son of Heaven
Heaven
was the supreme universal emperor, who ruled tianxia ("all under heaven")
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Names Of Japan
The word Japan
Japan
is an exonym, and is used (in one form or another) by a large number of languages. The Japanese names for Japan
Japan
are Nippon (にっぽん  listen (help·info)) and Nihon (にほん  listen (help·info)). They are both written in Japanese using the kanji 日本.Contents1 History 2 Historical2.1 Nifon 2.2 Jippon3 Nihon and Nippon3.1 Meaning 3.2 History and evolution 3.3 Modern conventions4 Jipangu 5 Other Names5.1 Classical: 5.2 Non-CJK Names:6 See also 7 Notes 8 ReferencesHistory[edit] Further information: Wa (Japan)Cipangu on the 1453 Fra Mauro map, the first known Western depiction of the island.Both Nippon and Nihon literally mean "the sun's origin", that is, where the sun originates,[1] and are often translated as the Land of the Rising Sun
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Shang Dynasty
The Shang dynasty
Shang dynasty
(/ʃɑːŋ/;[2] Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (/jɪn/; 殷代; Yīn dài), according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River
Yellow River
valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty
Xia dynasty
and followed by the Zhou dynasty. The classic account of the Shang comes from texts such as the Book of Documents, Bamboo Annals and Records of the Grand Historian. According to the traditional chronology based on calculations made approximately 2,000 years ago by Liu Xin, the Shang ruled from 1766 to 1122 BC, but according to the chronology based upon the "current text" of Bamboo Annals, they ruled from 1556 to 1046 BC. The Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project
Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project
dated them from c
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William G. Beasley
William Gerald Beasley CBE FBA (22 December 1919 – 19 November 2006) was a British academic, author, editor, translator and Japanologist. He was Emeritus Professor of the History of the Far East at the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University.[1]Contents1 Career 2 Selected works 3 Honours and awards 4 NotesCareer[edit] In 1947 Beasley was appointed Lecturer in Far Eastern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
(SOAS). He became Professor of the History of the Far East in 1954, a post he held until 1983.[1] Selected works[edit] In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about William G. Beasley, OCLC/ WorldCat
WorldCat
encompasses roughly 80+ works in 300+ publications in 8 languages and 11,000+ library holdings .[2] This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness
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Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou dynasty
Zhou dynasty
or the Zhou Kingdom (/dʒoʊ/;[4] Chinese: 周朝; pinyin: Zhōu cháo [ʈʂóu ʈʂʰǎu]) was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty
Shang dynasty
and preceded the Qin dynasty. The Zhou dynasty lasted longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history
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Jack Dull
Jack L. Dull (1930 – January 18, 1995) was a U.S. scholar of the history of Han China
Han China
and a professor at the University of Washington. Biography[edit] Born in 1930, Dull began his lifelong association with the University of Washington as an undergraduate, earning his B.A. in 1955. He was a graduate student there, completing his doctorate in 1966. He served in the faculty UW from 1963 until his death, rising from an Instructor to become Professor. According to colleagues, Dull's scholarly strength was his constant focus on probing the Sinological tradition in search of more profound meanings. In particular, his ability to interpret ancient texts and concepts of law was particularly noted. His oeuvre, though small, has been influential
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Dynasty Of Heaven
The Celestial Empire was a name used to refer to China. It was a translation of Chinese: 天朝; pinyin: Tiāncháo, a name for China.[1] Accordingly, the name "Celestial" was used to refer to Chinese emigrants to the United States, Canada, and Australia
Australia
during the 19th century.[2] Both terms were widely used in the English-language popular mass media of the day,[3][4] but have fallen into disuse later on. Its usage has become popular again in the present day particularly among Chinese Internet users, referring to the current regime and implying either the disapproval of its suppression and arrogance or the national pride as the country emerging into a superpower, depending on the context.[5] See also[edit]Chinese Tributary System Emperor of China Names of ChinaReferences[edit]^ "Chances in China; Standard Oil Man Says Celestial Kingdom Needs Much American Funds". The New York Times
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Tian Chao
The Celestial Empire was a name used to refer to China. It was a translation of Chinese: 天朝; pinyin: Tiāncháo, a name for China.[1] Accordingly, the name "Celestial" was used to refer to Chinese emigrants to the United States, Canada, and Australia
Australia
during the 19th century.[2] Both terms were widely used in the English-language popular mass media of the day,[3][4] but have fallen into disuse later on. Its usage has become popular again in the present day particularly among Chinese Internet users, referring to the current regime and implying either the disapproval of its suppression and arrogance or the national pride as the country emerging into a superpower, depending on the context.[5] See also[edit]Chinese Tributary System Emperor of China Names of ChinaReferences[edit]^ "Chances in China; Standard Oil Man Says Celestial Kingdom Needs Much American Funds". The New York Times
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God
In monotheistic thought, God
God
is conceived of as the Supreme Being
Supreme Being
and the principal object of faith.[3] The concept of God, as described by theologians, commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and as having an eternal and necessary existence. In agnostic thought, the existence of God
God
is unknown and/or unknowable
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Emperor Taizong's Campaign Against Eastern Tujue
Decisive Tang victoryFall of the Eastern Turkic KhaganateBelligerentsTang Dynasty Eastern Turkic KhaganateCommanders and leadersLi Jing Li Shiji Xue Wanche Chai Shao Wei Xiaojie Li Daozong Su Dingfang Jieli Khan (Ashina Duobi)  (POW)v t eTang Taizong and Gaozong's campaignsEstablishment of TangHuoyi Qianshuiyuan HulaoXuanwu Gate Eastern Turks Tuyuhun Western RegionsKarakhoja Karasahr KuchaWestern TurksconquestGoguryeo Xueyantuo Songzhou BaekjeEmperor Taizong of Tang (r. 626-649), the second emperor of Chinese Tang Dynasty, faced a major threat from Tang's northern neighbor, the Eastern Turkic Khaganate
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Chữ Hán
Until the beginning of the 20th century, government and scholarly documents in Vietnam were written in classical Chinese (Vietnamese: cổ văn 古文 or văn ngôn 文言[1]), using Chinese characters with Vietnamese approximation of Middle Chinese
Middle Chinese
pronunciations. At the same time popular novels and poetry in Vietnamese were written in the chữ nôm script, which used Chines
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Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Patricia Buckley Ebrey (born March 7, 1947) is an American historian specializing in cultural and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty. Ebrey obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1968 and her Masters and PhD from Columbia University
Columbia University
in 1970 and 1975, respectively. Upon receiving her PhD, Ebrey was hired as visiting assistant professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Yamato Period
The Yamato period
Yamato period
(大和時代, Yamato-jidai) is the period of Japanese history when the Japanese Imperial court ruled from modern-day Nara Prefecture, then known as Yamato Province. While conventionally assigned to the period 250–710, including both the Kofun period
Kofun period
(c. 250–538) and the Asuka period
Asuka period
(538–710), the actual start of Yamato rule is disputed. The Yamato court's supremacy was challenged during the Kofun period
Kofun period
by other polities centered in various parts of Japan. What is certain is that Yamato clans had major advantages over their neighbouring clans in the 6th century. This period is divided into the Kofun
Kofun
and Asuka periods, by the relocation of the capital to Asuka, in modern Nara Prefecture. However, the kofun period is an archaeological period while the Asuka period is a historical period
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Japanese Missions To Imperial China
The Japanese missions to Imperial China
China
were diplomatic embassies which were intermittently sent to the Chinese court. Any distinction amongst diplomatic envoys sent from the Imperial Japanese court or from any of the Japanese shogunates was lost or rendered moot when the ambassador was received in the Chinese capital. Extant records document missions to China
China
between the years of 607 and 839 (a mission planned for 894 was cancelled). The composition of these Imperial missions included members of the aristocratic kuge and Buddhist priests. These missions led to the importation of Chinese culture, including advances in the sciences and technology
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Han Chinese
The Han Chinese, Han people[27][28][29] or simply Han[28][29][30] (/hɑːn/;[31] Mandarin: [xân]; Han characters: 漢人 (Mandarin pinyin: Hànrén; literally "Han people"[32]) or 漢族 (pinyin: Hànzú; literally "Han ethnicity"[33] or "Han ethnic group"[34])) are an East Asian ethnic group and nation.[35] They constitute the world's largest ethnic group, making up about 18% of the global population. The estimated 1.3 billion Han Chinese
Han Chinese
are mostly concentrated in Mainland China, where they make up about 92% of the total population.[2] The
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