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In the fourth chapter, the author argues that capital elites also adapted well to changes in the bureaucratic structures of provincial administration instituted in the aftermath of the An Lushan Rebellion.
In the next chapter, Tackett walks us through epigraphic evidence that revises our understanding of provincial bureaucracies before and after the An Lushan rebellion (755-762).
Since the calendar tables compiled by Chen Yuan and other scholars do not include any sixth or sixteenth year with intercalated second month during the relevant period, it seems likely that the fragment was written at a time of poor communication between the Western Regions and the Tang government, probably some time between the rebellion of An Lushan in 755 and the Tibetan occupation of Khotan at the end of the eighth century.
As one of Du Fu's contemporaries who experienced the An Lushan Rebellion (755-763), Wang was forced (?
And on the platter was that very quince which An Lushan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] once threw at Lady Yang [Consort Yang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]], bruising her breast.
Severel conflicts of the distant past took a proportionately greater toll on the global population than the world wars, including the Mongol conquests of the 13th century and the An Lushan Revolt in the eighth century during China's Tang dynasty, in which 36 million people (two-thirds of the Chinese Empire's population) died.
Employed by the Tang government during the An Lushan Rebellion (755-783), Shenhui was able to sell his lineage along with the ordination certificates he was hawking to refill the state's coffers.
For example, he pardoned the mutinous general An Lushan whom many believed, at least retrospectively, should have been sentenced to death.
In 755 An Lushan rebelled against the Tang dynasty and the Chinese empire disintegrated.
To prevent the reoccurence of the disastrous An Lushan rebellion of 755, when a powerful border general nearly toppled the mighty Tang dynasty (618--907), [92] Ming rulers chose to concentrate a very large proportion of their forces close to the capital, where presumably they would be under closer supervision and tighter control.
During the 750s he held several assignments in the Central Asian outposts of the far-flung Tang empire until the eruption of the An Lushan Rebellion of 755 forced him to return to China.
Though interrupted by the An Lushan revolt of 755-763, they were resumed in 796.