Women in the Tang Dynasty

The Tang dynasty has been described as a golden age for women, in contrast to the Neo-Confucianism of the Song dynasty that saw practices like foot-binding, widow suicide, and widow chastity become socially normative. This...

Tang dynasty in Short

According to historian Mark Edward Lewis: Most Chinese regard the Tang dynasty (618-907) as the high point of Imperial China, both politically and culturally. The empire reached its greatest size prior to the Manchu...

Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty talks about governance

In the first year of Zhenguan, the Emperor said to his attendants, “As an emperor, I must think first of the people. If I live my own life well by causing damages to the...

Emperor Taizong of Tang hoped for long lasting peace for his dynasty

In the fifth year of Zhenguan, Emperor Taizong said to his attendants, “Since ancient times, no emperors or kings have been able to avoid this: although you have peace internally; you may have disturbance...

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