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  Xinjiang - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Tang Dynasty was established in 618, and would prove to be one of the most expansionist dynasties in Chinese history.
Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire conquered the Kara-Khitan in 1218.
After the disintegration of the Mongol Empire, Xinjiang was ruled by the Chagatai Khanate, one of the successor states of the empire.
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 The Exoticism in Tang (618-907)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tang dynasty China was like a magnet of culture to all the peoples around her, who came to her to learn all that a great civilization could offer.
With the establishment of the Islamic empire in the 7th century, the inflow increased, and the newcomers were mostly Arabs.
Khotan surrended to Tang in 632 and the king sent his son to serve the Tang's imperial guard in 635.
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 Tang Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tang Dynasty, with its capital at Chang'an (present-day Xi'an), the most populous city in the world at the time, is regarded by historians as a high point in Chinese civilization — equal to or surpassing that of the Han Dynasty.
The 7th to the 8th century was generally considered the zenith point of the Tang dynasty, and arguably the whole Chinese civilization.
Emperor Tang Xuan Zong brought the Middle Kingdom to its golden age and Tang hegemony reached all the way to Japan and Korea in the east, Indochina in the south and central and western Asia in the west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tang_Dynasty   (1298 words)

 Chinese History - Tang Dynasty 唐 event history (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The neighbors of the Tang empire were the Turks (Tujue 突厥), Uighurs (Huihe 回紇, later Huigu 回鶻), the Tibetian empire of Tubo 吐藩 (often read Tufan), the kingdom of Nanzhao 南詔, and the northeastern peoples of Qidan 契丹 (Khitan) and Mohe 靺鞨 (Malgal) as well as the three Korean kingdoms and Bohai 渤海 (Parhae).
The Uighur empire was destroyed by the Kirgiz (黠戛旯 Xiajiasi) in 840 and dissolved.
In 738 the Tang empire enfeoffed the ruler of Nanzhao as King of Yunnan 雲南.
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 McClung Museum - Chinese Tang Pottery
China of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) achieved a brilliant and prosperous culture that was the envy and model of all its neighbors.
At its peak, the Tang empire stretched from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific, from Manchuria and Korea in the north into Vietnam in the south.
Tang ceramics generally have an unglazed area above the bases of figures or the footrings of vessels, because the potters were not able to control the flow of the lead glazes during firings.
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 4. The Tang Dynasty - All Empires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tang Taizong was a wise and able ruler, and was as well-versed at politics as he was at military affairs.
Tang Taizong was suceeded by his son Gaozong, who was a weak man and allowed his domineering wife Wu Zetian to run the state and become the power behind the throne.
Tang pottery and poetry became popular during this period, and it can be said that Xuanzong presided over the Golden Age of China and the Tang dynasty.
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 Tang Dynasty
Shortly after the collapse of Sui Dynasty the Tang Dynasty was born from a teenage boy who at the age of 18 Li Shin-min grasped the reins of power and took control of China.
The Tang generals under Li Shin-min command vanquished the Tartars from the Northern provinces and subdued the Turkish tribes that occupied the steppes beyond the Great Wall.
By the arrival of the Tang Dynasty Buddhism had become the mainstream religion of China and often Chinese Buddhism is equated to a tree with one trunk and many branches to express the wide diversities of different types of Buddhist sects and beliefs.
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 Tang Dynasty
From its establishment in 618 to its downfall in 907, the Tang Dynasty is the most prosperous dynasty in Chinese history.
The Tang can be divided into two periods: the early period and the late period, with the eight-year An Lushan-Shi Siming Rebellion as its turning point.
Later, Zhu deposed the Tang emperor and proclaimed himself emperor of the later Liang Dynasty, which ushered in the period of the Five Dynasties and Ten States.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_aboutchina/2003-09/24/content_22799.htm   (281 words)

 Chinese History - Tang Dynasty 唐 map and geography (www.chinaknowledge.de)
Taiwan R.O.C. The Tang empire - the second of the Chinese empires having subcontinental size, after the Han æ¼¢ - stretched from the Tarim Basin 塔里木盆地 to the Korean Peninsula, and from Mongolia down to what is modern Vietnam.
The Tang capital was Chang'an 長安 (modern Xi'an 西安/Shaanxi), with the Eastern Capital Luoyang 東都洛陽/Henan, the Northern Capital Taiyuan 北都太原/Shanxi, the Western Capital Fengxiang 西都鳳翔/Shaanxi, the Cental Capital Hezhong 中都河中 (Yongji 永濟/Shanxi), and the Southern Capital Chengdu 南都成都/Sichuan (later Jiangling 江陵/Hubei) as secondary capitals.
The Tang Dynasty was heavily shaken in her grounds during the rebellions of An Lushan 安祿山 and Shi Siming 史思明 in the years of 755-759 and 759-763 that originated in the area of modern Beijing but effected the whole northern plain and devastated the capitals Chang'an and Luoyang.
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 Tang Dynasty
It is regarded by historians as the strongest empire on the earth in the eighth century, and at the same time, Its capital Chang'an (my hometown)was the center of trades and culture in the world.
The Tang dynasty was the golden age of literature and art.
Due to the rebellion of An and Shi that broke out in late eighth century, Tang empire was greatly weakened, even though there was resurgence in early ninth centuty, the Tang dynasty was eventually collapsed in 907AD.
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 Leslie Sacks Fine Art - Tang Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Tang Dynasty is considered a high point in Chinese civilization, comparable to that of the Han period.
At the beginning of the Tang dynasty there was an almost immediate renaissance, which is reflected in the prolific ceramic and pottery industry.
Tang artwork as a whole exhibits great vigor and vitality of form, and a remarkable importance was placed on the achievement of technical perfection.
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 Notes on Asia
The empire was also extended to parts of Tibet in the west, the Red River valley homeland of the Vietnamese in the south, and Manchuria in the north.
Tang control deep into central Asia meant that the overland silk routes between China and Persia to the west were reopened and protected, a vital step in the intensification of international contacts in the postclassical period.
In the Tang era, the authority of elders and males within the family was buttressed by laws that prescribed beheading as a punishment for children who struck their parents or grandparents in anger and two and one-half years of hard labor for younger brothers or sisters who hit their older siblings.
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 Tang Empire Map
The Tang Empire, about 700 AD The prosperity of Tang China derived in part from trade along the Silk Road which led from the capital at Chang'an across Central Asia and eventually to the Middle East and Europe.
North Vietnam (Annam) had been part of the Chinese Empire since 111 BC and remained so until the middle of the tenth century, after the end of the Tang Empire.
The Tang model of government was widely admired and copied by China's neighbours, including Silla, the state of Nanzhao in Yunnan, the Tungusic state of Pohai in Manchuria and of course Japan, which borrowed and then modified many aspects of Chinese culture throughout this period.
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 Favorite Chinese Dynasty - History Forum
Qing dynasty has the second largest empire size in the whole of Chinese history (after Yuan dynasty) and by 18th century, it was one of the richest empire in the world.
Yuan is third, keep in mind yuan dyansty is NOT the entire mongol empire, by the time the yuan is established in 1271, the khanate of golden horde, the khanate of jagatai, and the khanate of the kipchak were all independent.
Tang empire is definitely smaller than that of Yuan, since it doesn't include Tibet (Tubo) while Yuan did.
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 China Paper Money-Tang Dynasty Issues, Ca.618-907AD
More accurately, the Tang Dynasty paper money issues, done as a by-product of their wood block printing process around the year 800 AD were probably the worlds first "banknotes."
The Tang note image shown above, called "flying money" was most likely a drawing of an actual banknote used in this period.
The Tang notes were not issued in accordance with a government decree and they did not have government seals (chops) and therefore would not be classified as banknotes by current standards but perhaps they should be called a local currency.
www.numismondo.com /pm/chn/tang   (261 words)

 Imperial Era: II
The Tang period was the golden age of literature and art.
But perhaps an even greater consideration for the Tang rulers, aware that imperial dependence on powerful aristocratic families and warlords would have destabilizing consequences, was to create a body of career officials having no autonomous territorial or functional power base.
From Tang times until the closing days of the Qing empire in 1911, scholar-officials functioned often as intermediaries between the grass-roots level and the government.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial2.html   (909 words)

 Timeline of Central Asia During the Tang Dynasty
Tibetans raid Chinese fortified prefectural at Shan chou, K'uo chou and Ho chou.
Tang recognize *Saqal as Qaghan of the Fourteen Surnames and the Türgis leave the Tarim to the Chinese.
The Tang forces are routed, the escape route blocked by Ferghanian troops, camels and horses.
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 Your favourite ruler in history - History Forum
Sure, Tang Tai Zong was the greatest in the Tang Dynasty (maybe in the history of China itself) but we have Mu Kan Khaghan, Qin Shi Huang Di, Süleyman I the Magnificient, Kang Xi, Peter I the Great, Alexandros III the Great, Traian, Queen Victoria, Cyrus the Great, etc...
Tang Tai Zhong is actually the one who is responsible to reunify china after the sui dynasty collapse.
He beccame the emperor in the year 626, afterwards, he installed great administration in the empire, the wealth of the tang flourished and population increased, order was installed, crime rate severely decreased.
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 Emperor Tang Taizong - China History Forum, chinese history forum
As a consequence the Tang Dynasty left a legacy that was to inspire many of those that followed it.
The novel is also known as The Biography of the Tang King of Qin (唐秦王本傳 Tang Qin Wang Benzhuan), Romance of Tang (唐傳演義 Tang Chuan Yiyan), and Romance of the Tang King (秦王演義 Tang Wang Yanyi).
Tang Taizong was one of the few emperors in chinese history who really listened to the advice of his advisors officials.
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 Is the Tang dynasty as powerful as America? - China History Forum, chinese history forum
The early Tang empire was foremost a system of loosely controlled protectorates, vassals, and dependencies.
The Tang empire at it zenith were by far the greatest and in many ways the riches and most advanced empire of its time.
Tang and USA are comparable as the strongest in their times, but compared to each other...
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The Tang capital at Changan was a center of culture and religious toleration.
The economic and military strength of the Tang Empire was founded on a system of equal land allotments made to the adult male population.
In 845 the Tang emperor began a full-scale persecution of the Buddhists.
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 Great Wall of China - Tang Dynasty
The Tang Dynasty, which maintained its rule nearly 300 years, is probably the most well-known dynasty in Chinese history.
Neighbouring countries sought and established ties with the empire and Chang'an became the center of cultural exchange between the East and the West.
This gave people the chance to become officials on the strength of their talents and only the most talented were required to participate in the administration of the empire.
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 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
As the Sui empire was disintegrating, Yang Di fled to southern China, where he was assassinated in his bath by a descendant of the Yuwen family and the son of his general Yuwen Shu in 618.
Tang armies led by the Emperor's sons, Li Shimin in the south and eastern plain and crown prince Jiancheng in the northwest, offered amnesty and put down most of the resistance by 624.
After the collapse of the Tang dynasty in 907, northern China was ruled by a sequence of five dynasties until 960-Later Liang 907-23, Later Tang 923-36, Later Jin 936-46, Later Han 946-50, and Later Zhou 951-60.
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 Tang Dynasty
The Tang Empire established a strong, centralized state system, which brought together the aristocratic clans of all regions, finally ended four centuries of division between northern and southern China.
The political greatness of the Tang Empire was due in majority to the group of Confucian scholars that advises the Emperor.
The later Tang period was set in a motion, social, economic, and political changes that began to spread throughout China in the 8th century.
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It would be impossible to say whether the way he treated her stemmed from his respect for the Tang Dynasty or whether he admired Princess Wenzheng's homeland because of his love for her.
Early in the 8th century there was another marriage alliance between the Tang dynasty and the royal family of Tibet, and thanks to the arrival of this second Chinese bride, the Princess Qinzheng, the importation into Tibet of the material products of Chinese civilization continued.
They invaded and occupied the Tang Empire's territory in what is now Xinjiang, and they then extended their military offensive to Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu as well.
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 'China' exhibit traces influences of glorious Tang empire - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
NEW YORK -- It was the period between periods, that stretch of centuries after the fall of China's Han empire and before the rise of the Tang.
It was in those hundreds of years between the third and eighth centuries, according to a new exhibition, that many of the influences that would later make the Tang empire such a high point of culture started making their presence felt in China.
In another example, a gold plaque has pendants of dragons and phoenixes, which are Chinese symbols, yet is done in a style similar to work found in first-century Afghanistan.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_259833.html   (662 words)

 Video Outline and Worksheet: The Tang Empire
• Chinese culture flourished during the Tang dynasty (618-907), often called China's "Golden Age," and Tang dynasty poets are perhaps the best known and most revered of Chinese literary figures.
• Writing poetry was required in the Tang civil service examination from 680 on, drawing on the Confucian notion of the importance of poetry.
Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism -- the "Three Teachings" -- all informed the thought and behavior of the Tang literati and are reflected in the poetry of the three most prominent poets of the Tang: Wang Wei, Li Bo, and Du Fu.
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 empire - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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