“Yellow Sky”: Crisis for the Han Dynasty by T. P. M. Thorne

 

 

黃天

“YELLOW SKY”

~ CRISIS FOR THE HAN DYNASTY ~

BY T. P. M. THORNE

COVER ART BY T. P. M. THORNE

 

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Cover art: an artistic representation of China during the Han Dynasty; it is coloured red with yellow disturbances to signify the situation at the time. The Han’s colour was red, and the colour of divine rule was yellow: the latter was also the colour chosen by the Taoist sect known as the ‘Way of Peace’ during their famous rebellion. The specific characters used in the title ‘Yellow Sky’ are taken from a 16-character mantra that the leader of the rebellion used to rally his followers: the entire mantra can be seen in the background, endlessly repeated as it would have been by Yellow Turban acolytes.

 

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