Yuan Shao’s The Tang: A Poetic People

On the river, vainly I encounter a Yuan Shao’s sconce. Snowy ridge—alone I watch sun setting in the west; Swordgate—still hindering men coming from the north. (from Du Fu’s Autumn Is Done Translated by David McCraw) Readers of Tang Dynasty poetry have learned about social and political structures of the time because it was heavily … Read more

Tang Dynasty Research Paper

The Tang Dynasty was begun by Li Yuan. When the Yellow River changed course causing major flooding in the North China plain the Chinese people faced starvation. This created a great upheaval in the Chinese people. Li Yuan revolted against the government and emperor, he took the throne in 618. The Tang Dynasty is thought … Read more