In the Justice System of the Tang Imperial Court, the throne’s interests are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the Confucians, who argue for traditional ethics, and the Legalists, who argue for the unbending application of the letter of the law. These are their stories…
Time Period Covered:
Major Historical Figures:
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
Chief Minister Zhang Jiuling
Chief Minister Li Linfu
Eunuch Commander Gao Lishi
General Wang Maozhong
Major Sources Cited:
Herbert, Penelope A. “A Debate in T’ang China on the State Monopoly on Casting Coin” in T’oung Pao LXII
Twitchett, Denis. “Hsuang-Tsüng: The Middle Reign” in The Cambridge History of China, vol. 3
Sima, Guang. Zizhi Tongjian.
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