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Son of Heaven
A Biography of Li Shih-Min, Founder of the T'ang Dynasty


  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107495081

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book presents a comprehensive biography of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, also known by the personal name of Li Shimin. Detailed information is provided on the life and achievements of Emperor Taizong, placing them in the context of socio-political developments during the late sixth and early seventh centuries. Illustrative figures, maps and a genealogical table are also included, together with detailed textual notes and appendices. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Emperor Taizong and the history of China.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107495081
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Persons of importance in this history
    Genealogical table
    Prologue. China in the seventh century AD
    1. The downfall of the Sui dynasty
    2. Foundation of the T'ang dynasty, AD 617–18
    3. The conquest of western China, AD 618–20
    4. The battle of Ssŭ Shui, AD 620–1
    5. Pacification and consolidation, AD 622–4
    6. The Hsŭan Wu Gate, AD 626
    Interlude. The character of Li Shih-Min
    7. The conquest of the Turks, AD 624–30
    8. The court of Ch'ang An, AD 630–40
    9. The tragedy of Crown Prince Ch'eng-Ch'ien, AD 643
    10. The Korean war and the closing years, AD 645–50
    Appendix I. Table of Chinese dynasties
    Appendix II. Estimate of the Chinese population in the seventh century AD

  • Author

    C. P. Fitzgerald

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