Liu Hsiu

Liu Hsiu

Liu Hsiu, A.D. 6-A.D. 57, restorer of the Han dynasty. As first emperor (A.D. 25-A.D. 57) of the Later, or Eastern, Han (A.D. 25-A.D. 200), he curbed the power of the imperial princes and recreated the centralized state administration of the Former, or Western, Han (206 B.C.-A.D. 8). Although only a distant relative of the last emperor of the Earlier Han, Liu Hsiu emerged victorious from the free-for-all that followed the downfall of the usurper Wang Mang. Liu Hsiu moved the capital eastward from Xi'an, which had been destroyed by rebels, to Luoyang. The new capital was nearer his large landholdings in E Henan prov. and was more easily supplied with grain than the old capital. Liu Hsiu is also known by his posthumous temple name, Kuang-wu-ti.
Liu Hsiu-mei (born November 28, 1972) is a Taiwanese football referee and former player. She was the winner of AFC Assistant Referee of the Year in 2007.

Liu was part of Chinese Taipei squad in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. After retiring from player career, she qualified as international football referee in 2001 and has participated in several international tournaments, such as FIFA Women's World Cup (2003 and 2007), AFC Women's Asian Cup (2006), Asian Games (2002 and 2006) and the Summer Olympics (2008).

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