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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tang Taizong. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tang Taizong, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tang Taizong. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tang Taizong, often where they are interviewed.

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Tang Taizong: Philosopher King

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Tang Taizong made China the largest, richest, and most powerful country of its time. He ruled from 626 to 649 BCE. Not only known for his mind on the battlefield, defeating the invading Turks, but he was more renowned for his ability to maintain the peace. His dynasty lasted for hundreds of years and Tang Taizong's reign became the model against which all future emperors were measured. The Tang dynasty is considered the golden age in Chinese history and was treated as required studying material for future crown princes.

Another difference between Tang Taizong and Marcus Aurelius was their ability to spot talent and avoid bias. Aurelius made Commodus his heir, which many blame to be part of the reason Rome fell. And Aurelius was also betrayed by his wife, Faustina.

However, Tang Taizong despised nepotism, and his wife, Empress Wende, was one of his wisest advisors.

As Marcus wrote his rules for leadership in Meditations, I will do the same and provide for you Emperor Tang Taizong's meditations on leadership and the good life. But, in my own words...

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Aug 22 2018 · 20mins
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50 Shades of Great II - Marcus Aurelius v Tang Taizong

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Chris Stewart (History of China), Steven Guerra (History of the Papacy), Ben Jacobs (Wittenberg to Westphalia) and Thom Daly (American Biography) evaluate Marcus Aurelius and Tang Taizong head-to-head in the Duel of the Philosopher Kings! Musical attribution: opening and exit music by Brandon Liew (edited) used under a Creative Commons license (link below). Collection 1 (Brandon Liew) / CC BY 4.0

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Dec 08 2016 · 1hr 58mins

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Secrets of the Silk Road: Tang Taizong's Noble Steeds

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An introduction to the Penn Museum's famous Tang dynasty horse sculptures with the University of Pennsylvania's East Asian Languages and Cultures graduate student, Sarah Laursen.
Jun 10 2011 · 5mins