He wrote the Fengsu Tongyi, an encyclopedia treatise about folk customs and stories from the Eastern Han era. Ying Shao held official positions in the Han administration and was an active participant in imperial politics in his official capacity. As part of his job, he traveled around the country collecting information about local cultures and traditions that could be useful to the government.
Ying Shao's work on the encyclopedia treatise is considered one of the most important sources of information on folk customs at the time. The book contains detailed descriptions of various rituals and ceremonies that were performed during the Chinese New Year celebrations. It also covers other popular subjects such as games, songs, and stories. The encyclopedia was very influential and was used by scholars as a reference work for years to come.
After retiring from government service, Ying Shao lived in obscurity in his hometown of Chang'an until his death in 24-47 AD. He was buried along with other eminent people from his region in the Fangshan Cemetery in Beijing.
Even though he was not a famous scholar or intellectual, Ying Shao has been praised for his contributions to scholarship by historians. He was regarded as an honest and capable official who spent his free time writing and researching.
Yuan Shu was essential in fighting back against the Han dynasty's corruption and was appointed General of the Rear by Dong Zhuo personally. After conquering Nanyang, Yuan Shu put Sun Jian in command of his army, which subsequently regularly crushed Dong Zhuo's soldiers. In addition, Yuan Shu married one of Dong Zhuo's daughters.
As punishment for rebelling against Dong Zhuo, he was given five different posts within the empire and his family was exiled to live in remote areas where they would be out of sight and mind of the emperor. Yuan Shu died of illness before the end of Dong Zhuo's rule.
Yuan Shu is one of the few officials that stood up to Dong Zhuo, therefore he is famous for his integrity. Also, because he was able to keep the empire together while Dong Zhuo was corrupting it, he deserves some credit for saving China from total collapse.
Hua Xin (157–30 January 232), also known as Ziyu, was a Chinese government official who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era. He first worked directly for the Eastern Han dynasty's central administration. He later served for the warlord Sun Ce and subsequently the warlord Cao Cao. During his time as a military commander, Hua Xin gained fame for his ability to predict the future and for his loyalty towards others.
Hua Xin was born in 157 into a family of low-level officials in the state of Shu (present-day Sichuan). His father was named Hua Sheng and his mother was named Xin Yuan. He had at least two siblings: a brother named Hua Sheng and a sister named Xin Yuan. After the death of his father when he was nine years old, his family moved to Chengdu, the capital of Shu at the time. There he was educated by private teachers until the age of 14 when he entered civil service examinations. He passed the exams easily and became a low-level official serving on a provincial scale.
In 211, after the outbreak of the War of the Three Kingdoms, he participated in the campaign led by Liu Bei against the warlord Zhang Lu. In 212, after the defeat of Liu Bei's army, he surrendered to the winning side, the kingdom of Wu, led by Sun Quan.
Shi Xiong (Shi Xiong) was a Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty commander most remembered for his participation in two operations during Emperor Wuzong's reign—against the Huigu Khanate remnants and against the warlord Liu Zhen, who ruled the Zhaoyi Circuit (Zhao Yi, headquartered in modern Changzhi, Shanxi). Both campaigns were successful. After both victories, Shi was made a marquis and awarded with new territory to reward him for his services.
Shi was born into a poor family in 779. His father died when he was young, leaving his mother to raise him and her other five children by herself. He showed an interest in martial arts from an early age and was taught by various masters. At the age of 21, he served under Li Xiung for three years before being transferred to another unit. It was here that he first came into contact with the Khitan Empire, then at its peak. Impressed by Shi's skills, the Khitan offered him a position as an officer if he would join them. However, Shi refused the offer and continued to serve under different commanders until finally being given the opportunity to test his abilities against the enemy during the campaign against the Huigu Khanate remnants in 824. The mission was a success and after returning home, he was promoted to be the prefect of Tongchuan County. A few years later, in 828, he was again called upon to fight the same enemies during the campaign against Liu Zhen.
Shi Huang Ti is having problems controlling his ruler. As a means of overcoming worker diversity, he vowed to murder or expel individuals who opposed him or his beliefs. He is well-known for destroying practically all of the literature left over from past governments. He even outlawed intellectual debates on the past. However, despite these actions, there are still rebellions throughout the country. In response, Shi Huang Ti has his officers kill anyone who stands against him.
He also created an imperial examination system to find new officials who were loyal to him. The first of these examinations was held in 111 B.C and it continued until the time of Shi Huang Ti's death in 86 B.C.
During his reign, Shi Huang Ti expanded China's borders into what are now Vietnam, Cambodia, and parts of India. He also built canals, roads, and bridges across his territory. Finally, he taught people how to write using Chinese characters, which helped build up his empire.
Although he destroyed much of China's history, it can be learned through artifacts found near where they were kept when discovered. These include letters, documents, and artwork that have been preserved through the elements.
In addition to writing laws and regulations, the rulers of ancient China also made decisions based on philosophy. They believed that the key to running an efficient government was understanding human nature.
Shi Huang of Qin Qin, King Zhuangxiang of Qin Qin's father, was a petty king of Chu which is why he is not as famous as his son. However, he should be respected because he tried to protect his people by uniting all the small kingdoms in China against the threat from outside.
Qin Shi Huang was born in 266 B.C. and he ruled from 210-206 B.C. He united all of China under one rule for the first time in history and this made him very popular with the people. However, he became obsessed with building a huge army to conquer the other countries and ended up ruining his country in the process. His main adviser who convinced him to build such an enormous army was a former general named Li Guangyan who wanted to use the power to its fullest extent before losing it. The two eventually fell out over a dispute and when Qin Shi Huang died, so did Li Guangyan's ambition to become immortal.
Nowadays, China remembers Qin Shi Huang on February 4th every year along with other major leaders such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.