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see Liu PangLiu Pang
, Chinese emperor (206–195 B.C.), founder of the Han dynasty. Liu was of peasant origin and had been a minor official before joining the free-for-all struggle that attended the collapse of the Ch'in dynasty.
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however, the new emperor Han Gaozu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] began removing the kings then in power (4) and gradually replaced them with members of his family, making his brothers and sons "kings" zhuhouwang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Probably counting on his kin, clearly identifiable by the surname Liu, to support him, their military weakness must also have made them attractive candidates for these posts, as they could be easily removed as soon as there was no longer any need for them.
Both seal and studio name allude to the famous poem "Dafeng Ge" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("Song of the Great Wind"), which the Emperor Gaozu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (256-195 B.
The pre-Han history of these kingdoms is not recorded, and the earliest of these to be documented is the kingdom of Minyue which was recognized by Han Gaozu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (r.
For example, Gaozu decreed that only men named Liu could be named kings and only men of great military achievements could be titled marquis.
Han Gaozu was Liu Bang, the man who founded the Han dynasty in the third century BCE, while Zhuge Liang was a strategist in the early third century CE.
The Chinese jester Shi Dongtong (which means Moving Bucket) incensed Emperor Gaozu (r.
It is derived from the noun joshigun (Amazonian troops), which referred to the army of women organized by Princess Ping Yang, daughter of Gaozu, of the Tang Dynasty.
Gaozu of the Southern Tang had the family name Li and the given name Zhigao.
Guanxiu compared Wang Jian's military talent to that of Han Gaozu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (r.
assigns two volumes to the founder of the Han dynasty Gaozu (r.