|Eastern Han (AD 25-220)|
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B.C 25, after a period of chaos caused by the end of Western Han, the revolting army of Lu Lin sacked the city of Chang'an and a member of the Han royal family, Liu Xiou proclaimed himself empeoror and changed the dynasty name back to Han. This han is known as Eastern Han, or Later Han. Liu Xiou, or emperor Guang Wu (Han Guang Wu Di) moved the capital to Luo Yang.
Eastern Han after the interregnum of Wang Mang was full of turbulence. To quiet the complains of the people and bring the economy back up, Han Guang Wu Di changed its laws to help the people. After many years of hard work, the society was back to normal and the economy was on an upscale.
Left: Wang Mang, picture courtesy of Greatchinese.com
Late Eastern Han, eunuchs started to rule in the government again and the reins of Eastern Han started to lose control. Because of repeting invasions by the Nomads from the north and the shift in population from the Yellow River to the Yangtze River, Eastern Han started to fall apart. Towards the very end, emperors changed rapidly, sometimes, one emperor per day. The suffering of people began and revolts started everywhere. The largest one was that of the Yellow Turban. Although the Yellow Turban was unsuccessful, Eastern Han was close to its doom.