VIC101H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Liu Yuxi, Li Bai, Qingming Festival

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Any dynasty that lasted over100 years good. Capital: xian: pop of 1 million residents, was the most prosperous and powerful. Culture developed highly: government/court allowed buddhism, taoism, confucianism to develop, didn"t suppress any school of thought, especially admired taoism. One of the monks went to india and lived there for a few years and learned their language and studied the theory of buddhism and brought it back to the. Tang dynasty (after 17 years: translated indian books on buddhism to chinese, built buddha"s and put books in that building with the buddha. Emperor would neglect state affairs in favor of having a good time with one of their concubines: spent too much time with her and did everything (too much) to please her. Public not was happy with the emperor even after the rebellion was put down: even his guards were not happy with him.

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