The Tang Dynasty

Chinese History

by Lance Pursey, Chen Xue and Jonathan Dugdale. Produced by Simon Brown, 24th January 2017

A Golden Age

In this podcast Lance Pursey, Chen Xue and Jonathan Dugdale of the University of Birmingham look at the culture, influence and the significance of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

1. What was the Tang Dynasty?
2. Chang’an (Xi’an): a multi-cultural city?
3. The Tang Period: A Golden Age?
4. What sources do we have for this period?
5. Early Tang Emperors
6. Tang influence on their neighbours
7. Outside influences on the Tang
8. Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism
9. The An Lushan Rebellion
10. Legacy
11. Empress Wu & Women in the Tang Dynasty


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