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  • The Scythians were the original steppe nomads, western version, comparable to the Hsiung-nu near China in the east.

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  • Alas, even near the capital bandits and malcontents are rife, while elsewhere there is actual rebellion and doubtless the Hsiung-nu beyond the Wall look hungrily our way once more.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Alas, even near the capital bandits and malcontents are rife, while elsewhere there is actual rebellion and doubtless the Hsiung-nu beyond the Wall look hungrily our way once more.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The Hsiung-nu gave them no more trouble, but the other tribes were growing in strength and constantly trying their luck Et raping the soft lands behind the wall, only to be met with steel instead of silk.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • He then set fire to the place from the windward side, whereupon a deafening noise of drums and shouting arose on the front and rear of the Hsiung-nu, who rushed out pell-mell in frantic disorder.

    The Art of War

  • At one time what is now the province of Shansi was populated in this way by the Hsiung-nu, many of whom were Buddhists.

    Buddhism and Buddhists in China

  • The famous Li Ling once baffled the leader of the Hsiung-nu in this way.

    The Art of War

  • But the Hsiung-nu, forewarned, carefully concealed all their able-bodied men and well-fed horses, and only allowed infirm soldiers and emaciated cattle to be seen.

    The Art of War

  • Thereupon he called one of the natives who had been assigned to his service, and set a trap for him, saying: 'Where are those envoys from the Hsiung-nu who arrived some day ago?'

    The Art of War

  • The national line of policy of the Hsiung-nu did not at all mean an end of hostilities and raids on Chinese territory, so that Kao Tsu declared himself ready to give the Hsiung-nu the foodstuffs and clothing materials they needed if they would make an end of their raids.

    A History of China

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