The Truth and the Historical Meanings of the Coups of Annihilating Empress Lü’s Families and Consolidating the Emperor’s Authority in the Early Han Empire

Volume: 

8

Number: 

2

Published date: 

December, 2004

Authors: 

Hsiao-Shih Cheng

Abstract: 

For over two thousand years, the coup of annihilating Empress Lü’s families (諸呂) that occurred in the 23th year of the Western Han Empire (180 B. C.) had been widely misunderstood. Empress Lü’s (呂后) descendants were thought to be guilty and justly execute

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