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Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Zhenping Wang


This book analyzes Tang China's (618–907) relations with Turkestan; the Korean states of Koguryŏ, Silla, and Paekche; the state of Parhae in Manchuria; and the Nanzhao and Tibetan kingdoms. Without any one entity able to dominate Asia's geopolitical landscape, the book argues that relations among these countries were quite fluid and dynamic—an interpretation that departs markedly from the prevalent view of China fixed at the center of a widespread “tribute system.” To cope with external affairs in a tumultuous world, Tang China employed a dual management system that allowed both central and lo ... More

Keywords: Tang China, dual management, foreign policy, Koguryŏ, Silla, Paekche, Parhae, Nanzhao kingdom, Tibetan kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824836443
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zhenping Wang, author
Nanyang Technological University