Han Dynasty
Reign of Ming of Han
57 Jan 1 - 74

Reign of Ming of Han

Luoyang, Henan, China

Emperor Ming of Han was the second emperor of China's Eastern Han dynasty. It was during Emperor Ming's reign that Buddhism began to spread into China.

Emperor Ming was a hard-working, able administrator of the empire who showed integrity and demanded integrity from his officials. He also extended Chinese control over the Tarim Basin and eradicated the Xiongnu influence there, through the conquests of his general Ban Chao.

The reigns of Emperor Ming and his son Emperor Zhang were typically considered the golden age of the Eastern Han Empire and known as the Rule of Ming and Zhang.