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Author Name:    BINGHAM, Woodbridge

Title:   Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. Octagon Edition

Publisher:    Octagon Books, New York, 1970, 

Seller ID:   110521

BINGHAM, Woodbridge. The Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. New York : Octagon Books, 1970. Pp (8),vii-xiv,1-183,(1), frontispiece + 3 folding maps at rear. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. American Council of Learned Societies Studies in Chinese and Related Civilizations, Number 4. Copyright 1941by The American Council of Learned Societies. Reprinted 1970 by special arrangement with The American Council of Learned Societies. Contents : I. Introduction: Emperor Yang : The man and his times; Accession of Emperor Yang. II. Construction of public works, 605-608 : Internal administration; Grain storageand the Grand Canal; Imperial equipment; Great Wall. III. Foreign relation s : South and East;Western Regions. IV.. Foreign relations: Turks (T'u-Chueh). V.. Foreign relations and rebellions, 611-615 : Korean campaigns; Yang Hsiian-kan; Eastern Turks. VI.. Internal coiiapse? : Disorder and prophecy,614-616; Emperor Yang's withdrawal to Qhiang-tu; Failure of Emperor Yang. VII. Political disintegration at end of Sui period : Geographical problem; Southern China; North of the Yangtze; The Northeast: Tou Chien-te and others; Li Mi; The Northwest: Hsieh Chu and others. VIII.. Shansi: Importance ofLi Yuan : Shansi, 614-616; Li Yuan; Defeat of bandits and Turks, 615-616; Preeminence in Shansi. IX. .Beginnings of revolt in T'ai-yuan : Wen-ching plots with Li Shih-min; Invasion, intrigue, and argument;. Liu Wu-chou threatens T'ai-yuan. X. Campaign of the "Righteous Army" : Independent action; Start of the campaign; Military and diplomatic successes; Crossing the Yellow River; Advance on Ch'ang-an. XI.. Li Yuan's position, 617-618 : Rivals increase in power; Li Mi vs. Wang Shih-ch'ung; Tang organization at Ch'ang-an; Military consolidation and expansion; Murder of Emperor Yang; Diplomacy and accession of Li Yuan. XII. Conclusion : End of the Sui; Beginning of theTang. Appendices : A. Chronology. B. Genealogical table. C. Outline of Sui government, 607-618. D. Uprisings, 613-617 (Translation from Sui-shu, ch. 4)..E. Uprisings, 617 (Translation from T'ang-shu, ch. 1). F. Description of maps. Penned name, small inkstamp, else very good. 100.00


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