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MMW 12 Final: MMW 12 - IDs Passages


Department
Making of the Modern World
Course Code
MMW 12
Professor
Janet Smarr
Study Guide
Final

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Emperor Taizong on
Effective Government
Early Tang 7th Century
Emperor Taizong is giving
advice to his heir on how to
govern. Taizong was able
to strengthen the
government by building an
administrative structure.
He tells his heir that he has
to listen to the criticism that
he receives. Taizong wants
his son to understand that
he should listen to
everyone who gives him
criticism even if they are
part of the lowest class.
Quote/Excerpts:
Welcoming advice
“Set up various devices”
“Not find fault with rhetoric
of a comment that makes
sense”
“Foolish emperor”
“Blocks himself from any
access to information”
Maintaining Military
Forces
“Warlike country”
“Military force cannot be
entirely eliminated nor used
all the time”
Esteeming Culture
“Music should be played
when a victory is gained;
ritual should be established
when country is at peace”
“Nothing is better than
literature”
“Fame is gained through
learning”
“Clever man will not
achieve any success
without accumulating
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learning”
“Study halls and ritual halls”
“Literary arts and military
arts should be employed by
the state alternately”
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