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The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty

@inproceedings{Chen2011ThePO,
  title={The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty},
  author={Jack W. Chen},
  year={2011}
}
  • Jack W. Chen
  • Published 2011
  • Art
  • Emperor Taizong (r. 626-49) of the Tang is remembered as an exemplary ruler. This study addresses that aura of virtuous sovereignty and Taizong's construction of a reputation for moral rulership through his own literary writings - with particular attention to his poetry. The author highlights the relationship between historiography and the literary and rhetorical strategies of sovereignty, contending that, for Taizong, and for the concept of sovereignty in general, politics is inextricable from… CONTINUE READING

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