Sui-Tang Chang'an (A.D. 582-904)
Sui-Tang Chang'an was the capital of Sui-Tang China from AD 582 to 904. With a population of over one million in the 8th and 9th centuries, and with a walled area of 84 square km, it was then the largest city in the world. It has been widely accepted in the academic world that Sui-Tang Chang'an was built under the influence of non-Chinese cultures. My research, however, shows that not only such influence was non-existent, but the planning of the city followed the Confucian canonical...[Show more]
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