Benevolence

In the book Zizhi Tongjian, there is a remarkable account of Emperor Taizong and his 'death agreement' with 390 death-row prisoners. (Image: meesh via flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

The Emperor and the Death Row Promise

Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty was one of the wisest and greatest emperors in Chinese history. The reign of Taizong (626-649), also known as the “era of good government of Zhenguan,” has earned the admiration of generations of Chinese…

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The Emperor and the Death Row Promise

Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty was one of the wisest and greatest emperors in Chinese history. The reign of Taizong (626-649), also known as the “era of good government…