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)

Learning From History: How the Ancient Chinese Responded to Plagues and Disasters

Ancient Chinese observing a globe mechanism.

Chinese history provides us with invaluable insights into how emperors and common folk alike managed to quell disasters and cure diseases time and again. (Image: Public Domain via The Epoch Times)

The Mystery of Go, the Strategy Game

The game of Go.

The game of Go looks simple but it contains profound wisdom. (Image: Sittichan Ausavakornthanarat via Dreamstime)

The 5 Most Outstanding World Emperors

Emperor Taizong of Tang.

If we look at history books and compare the achievements made in all aspects of their reign, five men could be considered 'China's most outstanding emperors.' (Image: Hand-painted illustration by Zhiqing via Kanzhongguo)

Generous and Broad-Minded Empress Zhangsun

Accepting and Correcting One’s Own Wrongdoings

Emperor Taizong.

Emperor Taizong depicted giving an audience to Gar Tongtsen Yulsung, the ambassador of the Tibetan empire. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

The Emperor and the Death Row Promise

Prison cells.

took place after a human rights agency pointed at the public broadcaster of airing possibly forced confessions. (Image: via Flickr)

Great Emperors of Ancient China: Taizong of Tang

Emperor Taizong.

Emperor Taizong of Tang, also known by his original name of Li Shimin. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

What Caring Emperors Do for Their People

Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty.

The best Chinese emperors all had something in common: they held the people in their hearts and treasured them as their children. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

The Emperor’s Mirror: Wei Zheng

Wei Zheng.

Wei Zheng was one of the most forthright of China’s top royal advisors during the Tang Dynasty. The emperor likened him to a mirror reflecting the mistakes of the court. (Image: Ben Lee via Taste of Life Magazine)