Emperor Taizong’s Pardon: How Trust and Compassion Defined the Golden Age of the Tang Dynasty

Illustration of Emperor Taizong, the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty, on top of a map of China.

Emperor Taizong's compassionate pardon of death row prisoners during the golden age of the Tang Dynasty showcases a remarkable interplay of trust, mercy, and moral standards in ancient Chinese society. (Image: Zhiqing via Kan Zhong Guo)