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(wo͞o dē), posthumous temple name of the 5th emperor (140 B.C.–87 B.C.) of the HanHan
, dynasty of China that ruled from 202 B.C. to A.D. 220. Liu Pang, the first Han emperor, had been a farmer, minor village official, and guerrilla fighter under the Ch'in dynasty.
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 dynasty. Wu-ti [Chin.,=martial emperor] ruled directly through a palace secretariat. During his vigorous reign he incorporated the native states of S China into the empire, drove the nomadic Hsiung-nu out of the Ordos region on the northern frontier, and extended Chinese rule to the Tarim basin of Central Asia (modern Xinjiang). Wu-ti was the first Chinese monarch to extend court patronage to ConfucianismConfucianism
, moral and religious system of China. Its origins go back to the Analects (see Chinese literature), the sayings attributed to Confucius, and to ancient commentaries, including that of Mencius.
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, although contemporary Confucian scholars emphasized cosmology and ritual rather than ethics.



Born 156 B.C.; died 87 B.C. Chinese emperor (140–87 B.C.) of the Western Han Dynasty.

Wu-ti’s reign was marked by consolidation of imperial power. In 127 B.C. a decree was issued concerning the division of the nobility’s landholdings among heirs. Wu-ti divided the country into 14 districts and sent inspectors into the districts to maintain control over the local rulers. He also introduced a system of state examinations for filling administrative posts. During his reign Confucianism was finally adopted as the official ideology. Wu-ti waged wars of conquest for more than 40 years against states located in the territories of modern Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia. The wars significantly extended the empire’s borders, but they also weakened China and profoundly worsened the condition of the laboring masses.

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A more aggressive course of action, however, was chosen only from the early years of the reign of Han Wudi, when the internal quarrels involving the kingdoms had ended.
A large section of the entry is taken by the letter of the Poli ruler sent to emperor Wudi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (ruled 502-549) of the Liang in 517.
When Sima Qian praised the resplendence of learning in the age of Han Wudi [r.
According to Xinhua, the skeletons were found in two subordinate tomb pits of Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty, reports People's Daily Online.
8) This was also not the only tower constructed by the kings of Wu; the "Ji Wudi zhuan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" (Record of the Lands of Wu) chapter of the Yuejue shu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Lost Histories of Yue) which provides the most extensive surviving description of the landscape and architecture of this ancient kingdom records a further three: two Shetai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Archery Towers) and the Santai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Triple Tower).
In 138 BCE the Han emperor Wudi (140-87 BCE) sent his envoy Zhang Qian to follow the Yuezhi in an attempt to form an alliance against the Xiongnu (who were now so powerful they were causing enormous problems for the Chinese).
The Chinese version, originally with a title translating something like 'Invincible Ugly Woman', became Ugly Wudi, more in line with the original, when it debuted on 28 September 2008.
Both M and V appear to have used an Arabic text directly, as can be seen, for example, by V's mistake in reading wudih (translated correctly by M as 'explanata') as wudi ','ponitur', and by M and V taking up two meanings of baliya: (21) 'worn out' = M's corruptibilibus, and 'old' = V's 'antiquis (vel vestustis)'.
Ngathpirrga kurzisjivutaga yigindja na wudi gapil panarrgi.
parthenogenetica were collected directly from different areas in China, followed by their code abbreviations (used hereafter), is as follows: Balikun, Xinjing Autonomous Region (BLK); Gahai, Qinghai Province (GH); Wudi, Shandong Province (WD); Yingkou, Liaoning Province (YK); Tanggu, Tianjin (TG); Luannan, Hebei Province (LN); Pikou, Liaoning Province (PK); Huanghua, Hebei Province (HH); Fengcheng, Shandong Province (FC); Wuzhi, Shandong Province (WZ) (Table 1).