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Fire and IceLi Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang$
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Richard L. Davis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208975

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.001.0001

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The Tang Renaissance

The Tang Renaissance

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(p.91) 3 The Tang Renaissance
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Fire and Ice
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Richard L. Davis

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0003

Fifteen years surely seemed an eternity to Cunxu, on the eve of securing the elusive conquest of the Liang. The man derided a decade ago as, “the kid who fancies cockfights,” had turned the corner as underdog and put residual doubters to rest. A sign of his promising political acumen emerges in several appointments at the onset of 923.

Keywords:   Later Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties, China, Shatuo Turks, Military History, Biography, Tenth Century

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