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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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Raging Tempest

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Fire and Ice

Richard L. Davis

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 4 is about the events that would shake Cunxu’s rule, as foreshadowed in the third chapter. Beside troubles in the family, such as the Consort Dowager’s passing, mounting distrust and dissatisfaction among those at court and those at the battlefield and insurrections in Weizhou, Beizhou and Bozhou. The chapter ends with Zhuangzong’s death in 926.

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

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