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The Rags to Riches Story of Liu Bang: Peasant, Rebel, Chinese Emperor. Liu Bang’s life is a rags to riches story. He was born into a peasant family but rose to become the emperor of China. In fact, Liu Bang (known also as Emperor Gaozu of Han) was the generally benevolent founder of China’s second imperial dynasty, the Han Dynasty.When did Liu Bang become emperor?
Qin, 209-206 BC. Liu Bang was one of only two peasants or rose to become Emperor (the other being the founder of the Ming dynasty). His first position of authority was as a village headman, but this led to his initial revolt.Where was Liu Bang born?
Liu Bang was born into a peasant family in Pei County (located in the modern Chinese province of Jiangsu), which was then part of the conquered state of Chu.What did Liu Bang do to establish the Han dynasty?
Liu Bang rose in rebellion against the Qin Empire in the late Qin Dynasty. He conquered territories and defeated rival armies to emerge as the Emperor of the Han Empire in 202 BC. He established the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) that lasted for over 400 years, the longest dynasty in the history of China.