Emperor Taizong of Tang

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  • Sui Dynasty Research Paper

    In the year 615, the Sui Dynasty is in distress as the emperor has been surrounded by the Türks, which was one of the 200 rebellion groups, at a place called Wild Goose Gate in northern Shanxi. Li Yuan (Duke of Tang), who is the maternal cousin of the Sui emperor, got word of this and led a rescue mission for his cousin. The rescue mission was successful and the Sui Emperor fled to his refuge in the south. The Sui emperor felt uneasy with his cousin so he sent two officers to keep watch of Li Yuan. Li Yuan started a rebellion against the Sui Empire and managed to take control of the Sui capital in 126 days. In the year 618 the Sui Emperor was killed by his own people which led to the fall of the Sui Dynasty and Li Yuan arose to the throne as the emperor of the new Tang Dynasty. The second ruler of the Tang Dynasty was Tang Taizong. Taizong came to…

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  • Similarities Between The Sui Dynasty

    During the ear of 600-1450, the Sui Dynasty started as a dynasty heavily depended on high taxes and compulsory labor, but changed to a bureaucracy more heavily based on merit, cultural advancement, and epansion in the Tang Dynasty, and then to appointed administration and smaller borders in the Song Dynasty, however throughout this period, the dynasties pushed high taxes on its citizens. The baseline is the Sui…

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  • Confucianism: The Demonization Of Wu Zetian

    Due to Confucianism’s view that women are to be submissive to men in all levels of the social hierarchy, coupled with early text that shed negative light on the idea of female rulers. It made the idea of powerful women seem stranger and often unnatural since they would have challenged the authority of men. Rulers and influential women, similar to hens, represented dynastic decline. As a wife, Wu also broke standards set by Confucius followers regarding marriage. Chinese women could not have…

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  • Foot Binding History

    According to Li Xiu-ying, a bearer of the act of foot binding, “I knew that already because every woman I ever saw had bound feet. Before the Communists came I never even heard of a woman not having bound feet.” Foot binding began in tenth century China and was very popular during the Song and the Qing dynasties. Although it caused many health complications and lifelong disabilities, foot binding became popular by a process of displaying status and also embraced as a symbol of beauty in Chinese…

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  • King Taizong's Contribution In Overcoming The Sui Dynasty

    When Taizong helped overcome the Sui Dynasty, the leaders of most of central and eastern China, he did so with the goal to create a unified, dominant Empire that would become a model to all other nations. From his earliest goals of standardizing the Dynastic history of the continent to his ability to seamlessly merge new practices with the old elite families, Taizong’s governance and decrees were admired by surrounding territories. His leadership and government planning especially attracted the…

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  • Comparing Wu Zetian And Cleopatra

    and resourcefulness had similarities but were very different. Even their culture had several similarities and differences between them. They each taught us lessons about different types of effective leadership by a female in the world of modern business and / or modern politics. In the ancient times it was easy to compare the ways in which Tang Empress Wu Zetian (also known as Empress Wu or as Wu Zhao; ruled China around 690-705 AD) with Pharaoh Cleopatra (ruled Egypt) rose to leadership. Wu…

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  • Empress Wu: An Ambitious Woman In The Ancient China

    I know a story of Empress Wu, who was an ambitious woman in the ancient Chinese history. Wu Chao was born in 625, the daughter of a Chinese general. Attracted by her beauty, Emperor Tang Taizong chose her to be his concubine when she was only thirteen years old. After his death in 649, she became concubine to the next emperor, Kao Tsung, and bore him four sons and a daughter. Wu Chao was extremely jealous of the empress and greatly desirous of power. It is said that she strangled her own…

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  • How Did Buddhism Influence Ancient Chinese Culture

    Evidently, religion, or spiritual life, is a binding element between the ancient civilizations of China and India. Buddhism emerged from a predominantly Hindu society in India when Ashoka seized power. He adjourned all conquer and expansion plans and instead adopted the social and ethical teachings of Buddhism. Buddhism had great appeal for many Indians at the time because it was accepting of all social classes , thus eliminating discrimination. Moreover, it stressed compassion, and freedom from…

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  • Mongolian And Han Architecture

    governed the Han, its ethnic policies promoted cultural exchange and encouraged the development of the Han culture (). The concept of the Silk Road was first by Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen from Germany in 1877(). Biaomian it is a trade route from Southwest Asia to Europe (). However, except economic exchange, many influences were brought during the event, especially cultural and political exchange. The Silk Road offered an important opportunity to disseminate culture, and created hexie!!…

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