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Liu Bang! – “China: Its History and Culture” – Morton, W. Scott

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments · China, History

At the same time aristocratic opposition, which had never been entirely stifled, revived in a reconstituted Chu kingdom under Xiang Yu. His lieutenant, Liu Bang, succeeded in defeating the third and last Qin emperor in the valley of the Wei in 206 B.C. and then turned against his master, Xiang Yu, and defeated him. Liu Bang soon acquired sufficient territory and power to declare himself emperor, under the name Gao Zu (“High Progenitor”), of a new dynasty, the Han, which was to rule China for the next four centuries.

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