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Liu Bang Fue la segunda dinasta imperial de China, la

cual dur desde el ao 206 a.C hasta el ao 220

Guerra civil d.C
- Dos lderes El emperador ms destacado fue Wu, quien
extendi el comercio tomando contacto con el
Xiang You
Cercano Oriente y hasta el Mar Mediterrneo
Liu Bang (Ruta de la Seda), aunque tuvo que soportar los
embates de lo hunos.
206 a.C
Oficializ el confucionismo, permitiendo la
- Liu Bang vence a Xiang Yu aparicin de una burocracia compuesta por
funcionarios cultos.
- Liu Bang funda el Imperio Han
Tuvieron contactos con el Imperio Romano
- Gobierna hasta el ao 195 a.C durante el siglo II d.C, y con pueblos nmades
de Asia.
Recipientes (cocoon)
Periodo Occidental o Formativo 206
a.C 9 d.C 2nd image La seda: representada a travs de
cocoons, recipientes de terracota policromada,
Dinasta Xin - Bajo el mando de Wang que evocan a los capullos de seda.
Mang 9. d.C 23 d.C,
this handsome jar would have served as a
Inflacin ms impuestos mortuary object (mingqi), placed in a tomb as a
substitute for the more valuable bronze and
23 D.C Asesinado lacquer vessels used in daily life. Along with a
variety of other funerary earthenware objects,
Wang Mang was a Han Dynasty official who attendant figures, and animals, richly decorated
seized the throne from the Liu family and vessels of this kind were intended to serve the
founded the Xin (or Hsin, meaning spirit of the deceased in the afterlife.
"renewed"[1]) Dynasty (), ruling AD 923.
The Han dynasty was restored after his The silk industry, dating back to the third
overthrow and his rule marks the separation millennium B.C., was a principal source of
wealth for the Chinese economy during the Han
between the Western Han Dynasty (before Xin)
dynasty. The distinctive, plump ovoid form of
and Eastern Han Dynasty (after Xin). Some this jar imitates the silkworms cocoon. The
historians have traditionally viewed Wang as a drifting cloud-scroll (yunwen) motif, which
usurper, while others have portrayed him as a flanks a central vertical panel of diamond-
visionary and selfless social reformer. Though a shaped lozenges, is evocative of the celestial
learned Confucian scholar who sought to realms of a Taoist immortal paradise. During
implement the harmonious society he saw in the reign of the Han emperor Wudi (14087
B.C.), fascination with the idea of the celestial
the classics, his efforts ended in chaos.
journey and the Taoist search for immortality
reached a climax and gave tangible definition to
In October of AD 23, the capital Chang'an was
the ethereal decoration of painted earthenware
attacked and the imperial palace ransacked. vessels such as this.
Wang Mang died in the battle.
Fanghu ( rituals)
The Han dynasty was reestablished in AD 25
when Liu Xiu (Emperor Guangwu) took the Disk (bi) rituals
1. Unearthed from the Bajiadun Western-
Periodo Oriental o Tardo 25 d.C Han Tomb of Ganquan village,
220 d.c Hanjiang district of Yangzhou city in
1991, this jade disk has two sections of
Han Occidental different carvings, the inner one of
which features cattail-mat grids, each Guerreros
grid filled with a vortex motif, with
edges of some having not been 15 painted terracotta warriors, 206 BC to 9 AD,
polished. The decoration in the outer Western Han Dynasty. This mingqi army of
part is typical of dragon patterns that sculpted warriors was discovered buried in the
served specifically as ornaments for
tomb of an elite member of the upper strata of
jade disks during the Western Han
dynasty (202 BC-8 AD), with four Western Han society. Discovered outside of
pairs of dragons composed of free- modern Xian, the site of the ancient capital of
flowing sunken lines. China, Changan, this tomb find recalls the
famous tomb of Emperor Shihuangdi. While
Figurines much smaller in scale, both in regards to the
number of figures and their size, this set still
Las artes escnicas, la danza, la msica, la
invokes the marvel and majesty of the Han.
poesa...: estn representadas por esculturas en
terracota de msicos y bailarinas, acompaadas
de mscaras en bronce.


Terracotta with original paint coating. China,
early Western Han dynasty (2nd cent. BC) Two
Gandharva, as they are called in Sanskrit, who
can fly, but are also half-bird creatures. En el
budismo. Un gandhabba (en idioma pali)
o gandharva (en snscrito) es uno de los devas
de ms bajo rango en la mitologa budista. Los
seres renacen entre los gandharvas como
consecuencia de haber practicado la forma de
tica ms bsica (segn el Janavasabha-sutta,
DN 18).

1st image Funerary Figurines, Han Dynasty,

Yangling Museum, Xi'an. Over 40,000 2 ft tall,
ceramic figures were buried in the tomb of
Emperor Jingdi (157-141 BC), 4th emperor of
of the Western Han dynasty. Their manufacture
reflects deliberate cost-cutting, when compared
to the life-sized, highly realistic, & expensive
terra-cotta warriors that accompanied the Qin
emperor to his afterlife during the previous
dynasty. Originally these were fully clothed &
fitted with wooden arms, which have since

2nd image Chinese History - Mausoleums of

Prince of Chu from the early Western Han
Dynasty (206BC-8AD) totaled 13 in number,
scattering in Little Tortoise Mountain, East
Cave Mountain, North Cave Mountain, Tuo Lan
Mountain and Lion Mountain, etc. They are the
best-preserved imperial tombs by far. Among
the 13 tombs, the one hollowed out of a cliff of
today's Lion Mountain in Jiangsu Province, is
the best representative.