(9.) For instance, Xuanwan [phrase omitted] (562-636) submitted a memorial to Taizong
[phrase omitted] (Li Shimin [phrase omitted] [598-649]) in 636.
Xuanzang also visited the city of Kanauj, the capital of King Harsavardhana's empire where he told the Indian king about the "compassionate" ruler in China (Tang emperor Taizong
) who "reduced taxes and mitigated punishments.
He was greeted with honour by Emperor Tang Taizong
and would remain in the city as an esteemed friend, translating the texts until his death in 664.
Hanshan was an eminent monk during the Zhenguan Period of the reign of Emperor Taizong
of Tang, who lived in seclusion in Hanshan Cave, Tiantai Mountain, Zhejiang.
The Chinese imperial system spawned many important emperors who exhibited these qualities and left legacies for their successors to emulate such as Emperor Wu of Han (156 B.C.-87 B.C.), Emperor Taizong
of Tang (599-659), Kangxi Emperor (1654-1722), and Qianlong Emperor.
(6.) In Chinese folk belief, the Tang Dynasty Emperor Lie Sie Bin (LI Shimin, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; also known as Emperor Taizong
), having returned to life after death, sent some watermelons, which have a cooling effect, to hell as presents to the King of Hell.
Historians report that Princess Wencheng, one of the Tang Emperor's Taizong
nieces, who was given as bride and dynastic match to the King of Tibet in 640 AD, brought 30 horse loads of tea with her as part of her rich dowry.
Synopsis: "Heavenly Khan: A Biography of Emperor Tang Taizong
" by Victor Cunrui Xiong is a work of historical fiction that is based on the true story of Li Shimin (also known as Tang Taizong
), the greatest sovereign in Chinese history.
The dynastic records indicate that many emperors married women older than they were, such as the talented emperor Tang Taizong
(Emperor Tai Zong of the Tang Dynasty), whose second empress was older than him; the only female emperor, Wu Zetian (empress Wu), who was four years older than her husband; and the most famous one, Ming Xianzong (Emperor Xian Zong of Ming Dynasty), who married Wan Zhen'er, who had been his nanny and who was 19 years older than he was.