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Author Hung, Hing Ming

Title The road to the throne : how Liu Bang founded China's Han dynasty / Hing Ming Hung
Published New York : Algora Pub., ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction; Chapter 1: The Background; Chapter 2: The Great Uprisings against the Qin Dynasty; Chapter 3: The Common Effort to Overthrow the Qin Dynasty; Chapter 4: The Struggle between Liu Bang and Xiang Yu; Chapter 5: The Founding of the Han Dynasty; Chapter 6: Members of the Lü Family Conspire to Usurp the Throne and Liu Heng Ascends to the Throne of the Han Dynasty
Summary 880-01 The stories of the Chinese great emperors reflect the ancient Chinese philosophy, ideology, their wisdom and their ways of administration. Liu Bang is an outstanding example. Rising from a peasant background to become Emperor, he founded the Han Dynasty which lasted for about four hundred years and essentially laid the foundations of China as we know it
880-01/$1 This is the story of the rise of Emperor Gaozu, his alliances and his rivalries, and the priceless partnership provided by his chief military strategist Zhang Liang, who planned victorious campaigns from 1000 miles distance; Xiao He, who stabilized the state, pacified the people, and assured the food supply to the army; and General Han Xin, who commanded the Han army in its conquest of the State of Wei, the State of Zhao, the State of Yan and the State of Qi and played a great role in the defeat of Xiang Yu.<br /><br />Most of the material used in writing The Road to the Throne are taken from the Records of the Grand Historian (Chinese: 史記 or shiji) by the great Sima Qian (145 BC to 85 BC) of the Early Han Dynasty, which is not only a great work of history but also a great work of literature.<br /><br />Interwoven into the chronological narrative of battles fought and alliances forged, forced, or flouted, we find edifying examples of good leadership versus bad, hot-headed fighters versus disciplined warriors who bide their time and win the day, and lessons on how to test and win people's loyalty, and how to prevail under the most disadvantageous conditions. In an era we may think was run by sheer force and autocratic rule, the greatest achievements are credited to the person who accepts advice, who rewards wise subordinates, and who shares the spoils rather than playing winner-takes-all
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Subject Han Gaozu, Emperor of China, 247 B.C.-195 B.C.
SUBJECT Han Gaozu, Emperor of China, 247 B.C.-195 B.C. fast
Subject HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Han Dynasty (China)
Kings and rulers
SUBJECT China -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.
Subject China
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780875868394