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Tang Dynasty China


  • Viewing the Chinese history record, you will find the Tang Dynasty was the most glistening historic period in China's history.
  • Xuanzong (birth name, Li Longji, 685-762 CE, r. 712-756 CE) was the 7th emperor of the Tang Dynasty of China, whose domestic.
  • Many other poets flourished in China, making the Tang dynasty a glorious period for Chinese literature.
  • Chinese population size would not dramatically increase until the Song dynasty period, when the population doubled to 100 million people because of extensive rice cultivation in central and southern China, coupled with rural farmers holding more abundant yields of food that they could easily provide to the growing market.
  • Tang poems remained popular and great emulation of Tang era poetry began in the Song dynasty; in that period, Yan Yu (嚴羽; active 1194-1245) was the first to confer the poetry of the High Tang (c. 713-766) era with "canonical status within the classical poetic tradition."
  • Tang dynasty ruled China for 274 years and was followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
  • This was edited into another history (labelled Xin Tang shu, the New Book of Tang) in order to distinguish it, which was a work by the historian Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072) and Song Qi (998-1061) of the Song Dynasty (between the years 1044 and 1060).
  • After the An Shi Rebellion, the Tang Empire lost control over many of its outer western lands, which largely cut off China's direct access to the Silk Road.
  • The establishment of the Tang dynasty in 618 by Emperor Gaozu (r. 618-626), a general under the preceding Sui dynasty, inaugurated what is regarded as one of the most glorious eras in the history of China.
  • Although the Silk Road from China to the West was initially formulated during the reign of Emperor Wu (141-87 BCE) during the Han dynasty, it was reopened by the Tang in 639 CE when Hou Junji (d. 643) conquered the West, and remained open for almost four decades.
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Tang Dynasty China History


  • Viewing the Chinese history record, you will find the Tang Dynasty was the most glistening historic period in China's history.
  • In Chinese history, the Tang Dynasty was largely a period of progress and stability (except for the An Lushan Rebellion and decline of central power during the ninth century).
  • A Tang Dynasty army besieges the Goguryeo capital of Pyongyang for a second time, this time successfully.
  • Although the battle itself was not of the greatest significance militarily, this was a pivotal moment in history; it marks the spread of Chinese papermaking into regions west of China as captured Chinese soldiers revealed secrets of Chinese papermaking to the Arabs.
  • The Chinese empire welcomed foreign cultures, making the Tang capital the most cosmopolitan area in the world.
  • The rebellion, named after its founder, lasted through the reign of three Tang emperors and eventually weakened the dynasty beyond repair, setting the stage for the next dynasty, the Song, to take over.
  • Shortly afterwards, Li Yuan proclaimed a new dynasty, the Tang, and took the throne name Gaozu.
  • The Tang Dynasty was also likely China’s largest and most powerful dynasty in history and is considered the golden age of imperial China.
  • Although they did not rule Tibet, the Tang were the first Chinese dynasty to exert influence over the previously foreboding plateau to the southeast.
  • The establishment of the Tang dynasty in 618 by Emperor Gaozu (r. 618-626), a general under the preceding Sui dynasty, inaugurated what is regarded as one of the most glorious eras in the history of China.
  • Chan painting flourished particularly in Chengdu, the capital of the petty state of Shu, to which many artists went as refugees from the chaotic north in the last years before the Tang dynasty fell.







Tang Dynasty China Golden Age


  • China's Tang dynasty golden age is routinely described as one of the most brilliant eras in Chinese history.
  • The Chinese Empire: The T'ang China enjoyed both its greatest heights and most terrible lows under the emperors of the Tang dynasty.
  • With their flank secured, the Turks began conquests that resulted in the largest Inner Asian empire before the Mongol Empire of the 13th century CE. The Turks dominated North China at the time of the founding of the Tang dynasty in 618 CE during a period of civil war in China.
  • The Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) is often described as a Golden Age in China's history.
  • Although wrapping paper had been used in China since the 2nd century B.C.E., during the Tang Dynasty the Chinese were using wrapping paper as folded and sewn square bags to hold and preserve the flavor of tea leaves.
  • One of the best known periods in Chinese history is the Tang dynasty, which ruled from 618 to 907 CE. The Tang dynasty is considered to be one of the high points in China's history due to their implementation of new forms of governance, as well as an approach to trade that included ideas, innovations and communication as well as material goods.
  • Many prominent Chinese poets belonged to the Tang age including Li Bai, often considered the greatest Chinese poet of all time; and Du Fu, another all-time great who is called the "Poet-Historian".
  • The Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) is considered a golden age of Chinese civilization; its influence was so great that the majority ethnic group in China is still called the Han.






















Tang Dynasty China Allied Itself With Which Korean Kingdom


  • A kingdom on the Korean Peninsula and it allied itself with China which was ruled by the Tang dynasty.
  • The Three kingdoms period, then, was a time when the Korean states were able to take advantage of the four centuries of political fragmentation that China suffered between the fall of the Han in the early 3rd century CE and the rise of the Sui dynasty from 581 CE and push forwards to achieve their own cultural development by absorbing and adapting the best cultural and political practices of ancient China.
  • Although these natural calamities and rebellions stained the reputation and hampered the effectiveness of the central government, the early 9th century is nonetheless viewed as a period of recovery for the Tang dynasty.
  • Although the first recorded diplomatic exchange between the Chinese and Japanese occurred in the 1st century AD during the Eastern Han, the Japanese didn't really start meddling in the affairs of the Korean peninsula in earnest until the 6th century AD. Likewise, the Chinese Sui dynasty disastrously failed to conquer the Goguryeo kingdom in what is now North Korea.
  • Korean monks traveled to China to study Buddhism in the Chinese tradition.
  • The allied forces of Silla and Tang Dynasty set in 660 as the date to take Baekje’s capital, Sabi.
  • Today China is South Korea’s largest trading partner, with thousands of Korean students studying there, while China maintains its long-term alliance with North Korea.
  • ✣Lost to Silla, Formed alliance with Goguryeo + Japan Attack Silla ✣This Made Silla alliance with Tang Dynasty and send 50k force to attack Baekje ✣King Ujja ignored advise to prepare attack ✣When already near Tanhyeon & Baekgang Sent General Gyebaek to Stop.




















































Tang Dynasty China Culture


  • 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 --as well as a golden age of cosmopolitan culture.
  • Fragments of this book have survived in the Tang Lü (The Tang Code), while the Song dynasty architectural manual of the Yingzao Fashi (State Building Standards) by Li Jie (1065-1101) in 1103 is the oldest existing technical treatise on Chinese architecture that has survived in full.
  • The Tang dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
  • The relationship between the Turks and North China extends back decades before the founding of the Tang to the time of the rise of the Turk Empire in the mid-sixth century CE. The first Turk ruler made a marriage alliance with the Western Wei dynasty (535-556 CE) of northwestern China to strengthen his hand against his nomadic rival based in Mongolia.
  • As the monk Xuanzang and many other monk travelers attested to, there were many Chinese government checkpoints along the Silk Road that examined travel permits into the Tang Empire.
  • One of the surviving sources of the Jiu Tang shu, primarily covering up to 756 C.E., is the Tongdian, which Du You presented to the emperor in 801 C.E. The Tang period was again placed into the enormous universal history text of the Zizhi Tongjian, edited, compiled, and completed in 1084 by a team of scholars under the Song Dynasty Chancellor Sima Guang (1019-1086).
  • An Lushan Rebellion : A devastating rebellion against the Tang dynasty of China that began on December 16, 755, when general An Lushan declared himself emperor in Northern China, thus establishing a rival Yan dynasty, and ended when the Yan fell on February 17, 763.
  • In addition to natural calamities and jiedushi amassing autonomous control, the Huang Chao Rebellion resulted in the sacking of both Chang'an and Luoyang, and took an entire decade to suppress; although the rebellion was defeated by the Tang, the dynasty never recovered from that crucial blow, weakening it for future military powers to take over.
  • Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, rivaled that of the Han dynasty, and the Tang capital at Chang'an (present-day Xi'an) was the most populous city in the world.
  • After the Han Dynasty collapsed due to civil war, China entered a period of disunity until being reunited by the Sui Dynasty, which was subsequently succeeded by the Tang Dynasty, which ruled China from 618-907 C.E. The Tang Dynasty was one of China’s most cosmopolitan and urbane dynasties, opening China up to a period of foreign influences.






























































































Tang Dynasty Chinese Language


  • Post-Classical Chinese, based on dialects very similar to the language now spoken in North China, probably owes its origin to the Buddhist storytelling tradition; the tales appeared in translations from Sanskrit during the Tang dynasty (618-907).
  • Although these natural calamities and rebellions stained the reputation and hampered the effectiveness of the central government, the early 9th century is nonetheless viewed as a period of recovery for the Tang dynasty.
  • Local officials increasingly operate under the assumption of the central government, which gives official status to Putonghua, with other Chinese languages relegated to being dialects.
  • In the early period, there were Chen Zi'ang and the four outstanding poets, namely, Lu Zhaolin, Luo Binwang, Wang Bo and Yang Jiong; in the glorious period, there were more predominant poets, such as Li Bai, Du Fu, Cen Shen and Wang Wei; in the middle period, there were Bai Juyi, Li He and Han Yu; Li Shangyin and Du Mu were representatives of the late Tang Dynasty.
  • The Tang Dynasty Chinese diplomat Wang Xuan-ce traveled to Magadha (modern northeastern India ) during the seventh century C.E. Afterwards he wrote the book Zhang Tian-zhu Guo Tu (Illustrated Accounts of Central India), which included a wealth of geographical information.
  • The Hokkien we hear today have "evolved" from its original form 2,000 years ago, but it still retains the main elements of the Tang Dynasty Language.
  • However; in the Chinese language their letters make up sounds that make whole words.
  • Li Yuan installed a puppet child emperor of the Sui dynasty in 617 but he eventually removed the child emperor and established the Tang dynasty in 618.







Tang Dynasty Chinese Medicine


  • The Tang Dynasty of Ancient China had great value to the medicinal fields and led the way for medical technology and advancements that are used today by standardizing the supreme methods, procedures, and treatments during this time period; therefore, they made it less complicated for people to learn and teach how to practice medicine.
  • In the Song and Yuan period, foreign trade in China was developing, and there were 60 types of Chinese medicines that reached Europe through Arabian merchants.
  • Under Sui (589–618 CE) and Tang dynasties (June 18, 618 – June 1, 907), the stability and the prosperity of China allowed Traditional Chinese Medicine to know a huge growth.
  • During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), China's Impe­­rial Medical Bureau established departments of Acupuncture, Pharmacology, and Medical Specialties.
  • His works were and still are essential medical reference books in China for those who study Chinese medicine.
  • The Jin dynasty practitioner and advocate of acupuncture and moxibustion, Huang-fu Mi (215 282 AD), also quoted the Yellow Emperor in his Jia Yi Jing, ca. 265 AD. During the Tang dynasty, Wang Bing claimed to have located a copy of the originals of the Neijing Suwen, which he expanded and edited substantially.
  • The Chin dynasty practitioner and advocate of acupuncture and moxibustion, Huang-fu Mi (215- 282 CE), also quotes the Yellow Emperor in his Chia I Ching, ca. 265 CE During the Tang dynasty, Wang Ping claimed to have located a copy of the originals of the Neijing Suwen, which he expanded and edited substantially.
  • The Imperial Medical Bureau was established in 443 AD. By 624 AD, during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was fully complete and developed.




Tang Dynasty Chinese Music


  • This short video features traditional Chinese music accompanying Chinese art and landscapes which reflect the Tang Dynasty of China (618-907 CE).
  • …early gagaku was, naturally, from China and was called Tang music ( tōgaku ).
  • In addition to all the commercial musical enterprises of the Tang dynasty, there was another equally extensive system under government supervision.
  • Chinese music notation Numeric notation (below the staff) for the first phrase of "March of the Volunteers"(1934), a well-known Chinese melody in "modern" style.
  • China's classic music orchestra provides a musical accompaniment for the Tang Dynasty Show, to which the performers dance to the rhythms of drums, bells, Guqin (a seven-stringed instrument, in some ways similar to the zither), and Se (a 25-stringed instrument, similar to the zither).
  • Confucius the great Chinese philosopher as well as a talented musician, influenced traditional Chinese music for thousands of years.
  • Tang Dynasty appeared to be prospering from a boom in economy, culture as well as art, which offers wide accesses to unusual oriental musical instruments and many techniques like pattern, costume design, singing and dancing, paving the developing way for this kind of music and dance entertainment show.
  • "C-pop" (Chinese popular music) originated with the shidaiqu genre founded by Li Jinhui (1891 - 1967) in mainland China, with Western jazz influences from musicians such as Buck Clayton, with whom he collaborated for two years.
  • Witness the magic of a traditional music and dance show that recreates the splendor of the Tang Dynasty, and kick off your evening with a delicious meal of dumplings if you'd like.
  • China is not yet considered a major music production hub for Chinese music, despite having the largest population.
  • Benn, Charles D. Daily life in traditional China: the Tang dynasty.
  • Traditional Chinese music can be traced back 7,000 to 8,000 years based on the discovery of a bone flute made in the Neolithic Age.


































Tang Dynasty Chinese Painting


  • Chan painting flourished particularly in Chengdu, the capital of the petty state of Shu, to which many artists went as refugees from the chaotic north in the last years before the Tang dynasty fell.
  • In the 1980s a resurgence of traditional Chinese painting occurred, featuring the return of formerly disgraced artists, including Li Keran (李可染) and Huang Yongyu (黃永玉), and the emergence of such fresh talents as Wu Guanzhong (吳冠中).
  • The Buddhist monasteries of China had gradually and relentlessly been gathering wealth largely thanks to their land ownership and exemption from taxes and, by the time of the Tang dynasty, this wealth permitted a great production of religious art.
  • While the ancient heartland of Chinese civilization in the Henan-Shaanxi area sank in political and economic importance, the southeast became ever more densely populated and prosperous, and in the last century of the Tang it was once again the cultural centre of China, as it had been in the Six Dynasties (220-589).
  • The Jin and Tang Dynasties are the periods when Chinese ink painting grew to its maturity.
  • Attributed to Yan Liben, The thirteen emperors (detail), Tang dynasty, second half of the 7th century A.D. Ink and color on silk.
  • Vivid were the Tang dynasty's representations of horses that they set the pace for almost all later Chinese imagery on the theme, says the show's guest curator, Robert E. Harrist Jr., associate professor of art history at Columbia University.
  • Since the Tang dynasty, a certain pictorial vocabulary, a stock repertoire, and a set of painting conventions had developed that over centuries comprised the prime reference system.
  • Here's an example of this style in a landscape by artist Li Chao-tao painted during the Tang Dynasty.














































Tang Dynasty Great Wall Of China


  • A breach in the Great Wall at Shanhai Pass in 1644 by Manchu forces signaled the end of Han control in China for the last and final Chinese dynasty, the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911).
  • From the Ordos Loop, the sporadic and non-continuous Han Great Wall followed the northern edge of the Hexi Corridor through the cities of Wuwei, Zhangye, and Jiuquan, leading into the Juyan Lake Basin, and terminating in two places: the Yumen Pass in the north, or the Yang Pass to the south, both in the vicinity of Dunhuang.
  • Legends say that China's first dynasty, the semi-mythical Xia Dynasty, ruled the core region of the Yellow River Valley, and the Shang dynasty, which was the first historical Chinese dynasty, also emerged here.
  • This situation will very soon lead to one of the most terrible rebellions in China's history, bringing disaster for the Tang dynasty and for the whole of China.
  • Hoping to prevent the invasion of northern Turkic peoples, Wendi begins the first of several construction projects on the Great Wall of China.
  • In the grandiose Tang dynasty capital of Changan, in addition to the city wall and the walled imperial palace, all the residents were locked in the walled residential wards, much like that of the peacefully gated communities in America.
  • During the subsequent Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to A.D. 24), China saw battle with the Huns and the wall was extended using an existing network of older walls another 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles) into western China, modern Gansu province.
  • The Tang emperors brought stability and good government to China, as well as pushing out the frontiers of the Chinese empire further than ever before.
  • In the transition period from its entry into China during the Han Dynasty, further through the Wei Dynasty and into the Sui and Tang Era, the art associated with buddhism in China changes from having fresh and pure Indian caracteristics in the Han period, to becoming Chinese during the Wei.
  • Twelve years later, Shanhaiguan and the Japanese would again make history at the Great Wall.
  • Built in 652, this towering Tang Dynasty structure reaches a height of 54 meters and, thanks to modern lighting installations, dominates the Xian city skyline day or night.
  • During the Han dynasty, new walls were again built far to the north until they too were abandoned in favor of a stronger defensive line closer to Chinese territory by approximately 40AD. Subsequent Chinese dynasties either ignored the walls or added their own sections, such as the efforts by Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty to build a wall in Mongolia.
  • The Chinese Great Wall is the great construction in the history of human civilization.
  • Influx of great wealth aquired through the Silk Road enabled the Tang Dynasty Court at Chang An and nobility throughout the Empire to spend widely on luxury items.
  • Forbidden City and the Great Wall are key symbols of Ming power.
  • Maybe this a movie about flying demons attacking the Great of Wall of China, and it won't bother explaining why this older white man stopped by to fight stuff.









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