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  • T’ang Dynasty A.D 618-907
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
  • Table of Contents:
    • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Pictures of Ceramics and Works
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • Emperor Gaozu
    • Born-Death: (566-635)
    • Name: Li Yuan
    • the first emperor of the Tang Dynasty, he was the senior minister of the Sui Dynasty (581 - 618) and grew up during the rebellions.
    • Reign Title: Kaihuang
    • Reign Period: 618 – 626
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • Emperor T’ai Tsung
    • Born-Death:(599 - 649)
    • Name: Li Shimin
    • a great militarist, politician and calligrapher in Chinese History, he inaugurated the 'Zhenguan Era', and pushed China's feudal society to its peak.
    • Reign Title: Zhenguan
    • Reign Period: 627 – 649
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • Emperor Gaozong
    • Birth-Death: (628 – 683)
    • Name: Li Zhi
    • the ninth son of Emperor Taizong, he conquered many minority groups, making the territory the largest in the Tang Dynasty. In his later years, due to his poor health, he gradually lost control of the state, and Empress Wu Zetian rose to power.
    • Reign Title: Yonghui
    • Reign Period: 650 – 683
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • Emperor Zhongzong Birth-Death: (656 - 710)
    • Name: Li Xian
    • the seventh son of Emperor Gaozong, he formally ascended to the throne in 683, but was a puppet for Wu Zetian who ruled the court from behind the scenes. In 684, he was deposed and degraded as Prince of Luling. In 705, he assumed the throne again, and ruled for five years, during which time the power was actually wielded by Empress Wei.
    • Reign Title: Hongdao and Shenlong
    • Reign Period: 683, 705 - 710
  • Emperors of T’ang Dynasty
    • Emperor Ruizong
    • Birth-Death: (662 - 716)
    • Name: Li Dan
    • totally incompetent to manage the affairs of state, he was a puppet for Wu Zetian, Li Longji, and Emperor Xuanzong
    • Reign Title: Wenming
    • Reign Period: 684 – 690, 710 - 712
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Li Yuan, A military general led a revolt against Sui in 618. Many people joined him and after that Sui was followed by China’s greatest dynasty, The T’ang.
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Tai Tsung was the next emperor. He made China one of the most civilized societies in the world.
    Emperor Tai Tsung reading a medical Tome
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Tai Tsung’s Policies:
    • Land Reform
    • -Peasants, old, sick, & handicapped were given enough lands to farm to sustain their household needs.
    • Government Reforms
      • -Other positions in government were filled up with highly qualified personnel.
    • Military System
    • - They recruited soldiers whose forefathers came from Central Asian tribes to control their aggressiveness.
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Legal System
    • -The teachings of Confucious governed the relationships of groups and individuals in T’ang China.
    • The Arts
    • -T’ang witnessed the supreme flowering of indigneous Chinese art and poetry.
    • -The poets of Wang Wei, Li Po, & Tu Fu adorned Metropolitan Society and the court.
  • History of T’ang Dynasty
    • Ming Huang was credited for making T’ang dynasty achieve its greatest Glory. Trade flourished and many merchants made Chang-an a center of international trade and commercce, Territories of the dynasty expanded further. In late years, Ming huang fell fell in love with Yang Kuei Fei, wife of one of his sons. He took her a concubine and spoiled her. Yang kuei Fei was blamed for their misfortunes so to regain their loyalty he gived up his love. In 907, T’ang Dynasy came to an end.
  • T’ang Dynasty’s Ceramics and Works The Three Pagodas of Dali, Yunnan province, ninth and tenth centuries.
  • The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 C.E., in modern-day Xi'an, China. The Diamond Sutra, printed in 868 C.E., the world's first widely printed book (using woodblock printing).
  • A Tang Dynasty stele by Emperor Taizong Painting of the scholar Fu Sheng, by the Tang poet, musician, and painter Wang Wei (701–761) A Tang-era painting of a Bodhisattva holding an incense burner, from Dunhuang
  • Chinese ladies playing cuju football, which was played in fields of city wards and in immediate areas outside of Chang'an The bronze Jingyun Bell cast in the year 711, measuring 247 cm high and weighing 6,500 kg, now located in the Xi'an Bell Tower
  • Spring Outing of the Tang Court, by Zhang Xuan (713–755) Xumi Pagoda, built in 636
  • A Tang Dynasty sculpture of a Bodhisattva A timber hall built in 857, located at the Buddhist Foguang Temple of Mount Wutai, Shanxi The Diamond Sutra, printed in 868, is the world's first widely printed book (using woodblock printing).
  • A square bronze mirror with a phoenix motif of gold and silver inlaid with lacquer, 8th century Wooden statues of tomb guardians from the Tang Dynasty; mechanical-driven wooden statues served as cup-bearers, wine-pourers, and others in this age A page of Lu Yu's Classic of Tea
  • A rounded ceramic plate with "three colors" ( sancai) glaze design, 8th century The Dunhuang map, a star map from the Tang Dynasty showing the North Polar region. The approximate date of this map's creation is 700. Constellations of the three schools were distinguished with different colors: white, black and yellow for stars of Wu Xian, Gan De and Shi Shen respectively. The whole set of star maps contained 1,300 stars. A Tang woman playing polo on a horse, 8th century
  • Beauties Wearing Flowers, by painter Zhou Fang, 8th century A terracotta sculpture of a lady, 7th-8th century; during the Tang era, female hosts gathered feasts, tea parties, and played drinking games with their guests.
  • A foreign merchant of the Tang Dynasty, 7th century A Man Herding Horses, by Han Gan (706 - 783 C.E.) A Tang Dynasty porcelain figurine of a horse
  • Tang-era mural painting from Dunhuang The Leshan Giant Buddha, 71 meters tall, construction began in 713, completed ninety years later in 803. A jade-carved dragon, Tang Dynasty, Shanghai Museum
  • The End