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Lady Yang
Imageby The Trustees of the British Museum

Lady Yang

Chinese beauty Yang Guifei, consort of the Tang emperor Xuanzong (AD 685-762), playing the flute, seated alone on an elaborate Chinese-style throne, surrounded by flowering trees and peonies in open mountain landscape. Japanese painting from...
Religion in Ancient China
Articleby Emily Mark

Religion in Ancient China

Religious practices in ancient China go back over 7,000 years. Long before the philosophical and spiritual teachings of Confucius and Lao-Tzu developed or before the teachings of the Buddha came to China, the people worshipped personifications...
Ancient China
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient China

Ancient China produced what has become the oldest extant culture in the world. The name 'China' comes from the Sanskrit Cina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced 'Chin') which was translated as 'Cin' by the Persians...
Lady Yang Guifei
Imageby T Chu

Lady Yang Guifei

Statue of Lady Yang Guifei (719-756 CE) at Huaqing Hotsprings.
Chang'an
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Chang'an

Chang'an, located near modern Xian in Shaanxi Province, was the capital of several dynasties of ancient China from the Zhou to the Tang and eventually became one of the world's great metropolises. With regular tree-lined avenues, high walls...
Emperor Wuzong of Tang
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Emperor Wuzong of Tang

Wuzong of Tang (also Wu-Tsung, formerly Li Yan) reigned as emperor of China from 840 to 846 CE. He is best remembered today for his persecution of Buddhists, the worst such attack in all of China's history, and his early death by insanity...
Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty
Book Reviewby Charles Benn

Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty

Daily Life in Traditional China: The Tang Dynasty by Charles Benn is an excellent resource as well as very entertaining reading. Charles Benn's writing style is very easy and accessible and makes for a really enjoyable experience. I think...
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