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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17795

Title: Talons and Fangs of the Eastern Han Warlords
Authors: Lu, Yimin
Advisor: Guisso, Richard
Department: East Asian Studies
Keywords: history
imperial china military
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2009
Abstract: Warriors are a less visible topic in the study of imperial China. They did not write history, but they made new history by destroying the old. The fall of the first enduring Chinese empire, the Han, collides with the rise of its last warriors known as the â talons and fangs.â Despite some classical or deceptive myths like the Chinese ideal of bloodless victories and a culture without soldiers, the talons and fangs of the Eastern Han warlords demonstrated the full potential of military prestige in a Confucian hierarchy, the bloodcurdling reality of dynastic rivalry, as well as a romantic tradition infatuated with individual heroism.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17795
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