1. Emperor Taizong (627- 650)
He subdued the nomadic people to the north, which secured peace and safety of the trade routes going as far as Syria and Rome. He was one of the greatest Chinese emperors.
2. Emperor Xuanzong (712 -756)
He was the "The Brilliant Monarch" during the classical period of China.
3. The Seventh Century
This century was the classical period of Chinese art and literature.
4. Li Bo (700-762)
A poet who reflected the liveliness of the court and the conflict created by military campaigns.
5. Du Fu (722-770)
A poet who also talked about the flamboyancy of the court and the conflict created by military campaigns.
6. The An Lushan rebellion (middle of the century)
weakened the power and authority of the court.
7. Empress Wu Zetian
The only female ruler of China.
8. T'ang Code (624)
This was the first complete Chinese code that still exists. It has more than 500 articles.
9. The land distribution program of the Tang
was a big part of their agricultural reform and their economic growth. It was supposed to be a way of equally distributing the land.
10. The armies consisted of
the aristocrats and the peasants. The aristocrats were used in the north and were very important in fighting the nomads, because they were the only people who had horses and were accomplished cavalrymen.