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Three Kingdoms period (220-280) in Chinese history / several Three Kingdoms periods in Korean history, esp. from 1st century AD to unification under Silla 新羅|新罗 in 658
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  *汉* | 汉* | *汉
Han ethnic group / Chinese (language) / the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
as the time draws near / at the last moment / temporary / interim / ad hoc
HSK 5
printing block / section (of a newspaper) / board (of BBS or discussion forum)
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  *狄* | 狄* | *狄
surname Di / generic name for northern ethnic minorities during the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 BC-220 AD)
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  *翟* | 翟* | *翟
surname Di / variant of , generic name for northern ethnic minorities during the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 BC-220 AD)
CE (Common Era) / Christian Era / AD (Anno Domini)
HSK 5
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature / a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, consistently portraying Liu Bei's Shu Han 劉備|刘备, 蜀漢|蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, as tyrannical villains
Fuyu county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin / Pu'yo, Korean Buyeo (c. 200 BC-494 AD), ancient kingdom in northeast frontier region of China
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  *隋* | 隋* | *隋
the Sui dynasty (581-617 AD) / surname Sui
book format, similar to in-4°, in-8° etc (a 16-kai format 16開|16 is roughly A4) / abbr. to 開|开
Yamato (possibly 3rd century AD), Japanese state before written records began in 7th century AD, its real dating is controversial
Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-8 AD), also called 前漢|前汉, Former Han Dynasty
the Qin (221-207 BC) and Han (206 BC-220 AD) dynasties
the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
to seek new friends through personal ads, dating apps etc
ad hoc / to set up specially
Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD / one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济 and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽 around 660 in alliance with Tang China / unified Silla 658-935
disproof / rebuttal / reductio ad absurdum
forest of apricot trees / fig. honorific term for fine doctor (cf Dr Dong Feng 董奉, 3rd century AD, asked his patients to plant apricot trees instead of paying fees) / Xinglin district of Xiamen city (renamed Haicang 海沧区 in 2003)
Roman Empire (27 BC-476 AD)
Titus Livius or Livy (59 BC-17 AD), Roman historian
reductio ad absurdum
A Mirror for the Wise Ruler (or Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government), a vast chronological general history, written by 司馬光|司马光 Sima Guang (1019-1089) and collaborators during the Northern Song in 1084, covering the period 403 BC-959 AD, 294 scrolls
(Tw) Christian era / Gregorian calendar / AD (Anno Domini)
Gaozong Emperor, Temple name of the tenth Song Emperor Zhao Gou 趙構|赵构 (1107-1187 AD), reigned (1127-1162 AD)
Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) / refers to the Western Han and Eastern Han
the Franks (Germanic people who arrived in Europe from 600 AD and took over France)
Wang Mang (45 BC-23 AD), usurped power and reigned 9-23 between the former and later Han
(army) commander-in-chief (archaic) / provincial military governor and civil administrator during the early Republic of China era (1911-1949 AD)
Lie Zi, Daoist author, said to be early Warring States period 戰國|战国 / Daoist text in eight chapters, said to be by Lie Zi, probably compiled during WeiJin times 魏晉|魏晋 (3rd century AD)
Paekche or Baekje (18 BC-660 AD), one of the Korean Three Kingdoms
41st year A5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1964 or 2024
Li Jing (570-649 AD), Tang Dynasty general and purported author of "Duke Li of Wei Answering Emperor Taizong of Tang" 唐太宗李衛公問對|唐太宗李卫公问对, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
Tubo or Tufan, old name for Tibet / the Tibetan Tubo dynasty 7th-11th century AD / also pr. [Tu3 fan1]
fifth year E5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1988 or 2048
Niya, ancient kingdom near Khotan in Xinjiang, 1st century BC-4th century AD
pantothenic acid / vitamin B5 / to surge up (of acid in the stomach)
ad-blocker
Yang Xiong (53 BC-18 AD), scholar, poet and lexicographer, author of the first Chinese dialect dictionary 方言
provincial military governor during the early Republic of China era (1911-1949 AD)
Wusun kingdom of central Asia (c. 300 BC-300 AD)
Nāgārjuna (c. 150-250 AD), Buddhist philosopher
Yupian, Chinese dictionary compiled by Gu Yewang 顧野王|顾野王 in 6th century AD
Goguryeo (37 BC-668 AD), one of the Korean Three Kingdoms
Classic on Medical Problems, c. 1st century AD / abbr. for 黃帝八十一難經|黄帝八十一难经
forty-fifth year E9 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1968 or 2028
Qin Hui (1090-1155 AD), Song Dynasty official said to have betrayed General Yue Fei 岳飛|岳飞
the Xin dynasty (8-23 AD) of Wang Mang 王莽, forming the interregnum between the former and later Han
ancient Central Asian city state, flourished in first millennium AD, in modern Aksu 阿克蘇地區|阿克苏地区, Xinjiang
Manes (3rd century AD), Persian prophet and founder of Manichaeism
Maritime Day (July 11th) commemorating the first voyage of Zheng He 鄭和|郑和 in 1405 AD
Liu Xi (late Han, c. 200 AD), possibly the author of 釋名|释名
AA battery (PRC) / Taiwan equivalent: 三號電池|三号电池
slot advertisement / interstitial ad / splash ad
last years of the Sui dynasty / early 7th century AD
Titus (1st century AD), Christian missionary, disciple of St. Paul
Zilin, Chinese character dictionary with 12,824 entries from ca. 400 AD
Asuka Period in Japanese history (538-710 AD)
Asanga (Buddhist philosopher, c. 4th century AD)
Former Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD), also called 西漢|西汉, Western Han dynasty
ad hoc group (tour group with a customized itinerary)
Tuyuhun, a Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / a state in Qinhai in 4th-7th century AD
C size battery (PRC) / AA battery (Taiwan) / see 二號電池|二号电池 (C battery in Taiwan) and 五號電池|五号电池 (AA battery in PRC)
late Han and early Wei (roughly, first half of 3rd century AD)
famous Song dynasty family of warriors (c. 10th century AD), resisted the Liao 遼|辽 and defended the Song / the subject of the popular fiction Yang Saga 楊家將|杨家将
Qieyun, the first Chinese rime dictionary from 601 AD, containing 11,500 single-character entries
four Han commanderies in north Korea 108 BC-c. 300 AD
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  *埄* | 埄* | *埄
landmark used during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD)
formal wife of a Xiongnu chief during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Gandhara Kingdom in northwest India, c. 600 BC-11 AD, on Kabul River in Vale of Peshawar
Tibetan Tubo Dynasty 7th-11th century AD
reductio ad absurdum / arguing by contradiction / also called 反證法|反证法
Lelang commandery (108 BC-313 AD), one of four Han dynasty commanderies in north Korea
Quirinius, governor of Syria (c. 51 BC - AD 21)
Sassanid Empire of Persia (c. 2nd-7th century AD)
Xiping steles, calligraphic work on carved steles of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD)
Cen Peng (died 35 AD), Chinese general
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Eighty-one Difficulties, medical text, c. 1st century AD
variant of 扶餘|扶余 Korean: Buyeo (c. 200 BC-494 AD), ancient kingdom in northeast frontier region of China
Zhenpan commandery (108 BC-c. 300 AD), one of four Han dynasty commanderies in north Korea
Silla, Korean kingdom 57 BC-935 AD / one of the Korean Three Kingdoms from 1st century AD, defeating its rivals Paikche 百濟|百济 and Koguryo 高句麗|高句丽 around 660 in alliance with Tang China / unified Silla 658-935
(of a comedian) to seize on something sb has just said or done to make an ad lib joke
Longkan Shoujian, Chinese character dictionary from 997 AD containing 26,430 entries, with radicals placed into 240 rhyme groups and arranged according to the four tones, and the rest of the characters similarly arranged under each radical
Lintun commandery (108 BC-c. 300 AD), one of four Han dynasty commanderies in north Korea
Tonyukuk (died c. 724 AD)
Sassanid Empire of Persia (c. 2nd-7th century AD)
Diophantus of Alexandria (3rd century AD), Greek mathematician
Tunmi Sanghuzha (6th century AD), originator of the Tibetan script
Gaya, a Korean confederacy of territorial polities in the Nakdong River basin of southern Korea (42-532 AD)
Pu'yo, Korean Buyeo (c. 200 BC-494 AD), ancient kingdom in northeast frontier region of China
(Tw) slot advertisement / interstitial ad / splash ad
Flavius (Roman historian of 1st century AD)
Xuantu commandery (108 BC-c. 300 AD), one of four Han dynasty commanderies in north Korea


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