2015-2016 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
A Study on Non-Han General Pu-gu Huai-en in the Tang Dynasty
趙櫻淇小姐 Miss CHIU Ying Ki, Celia
Date and Time: April 22, 2016 (Friday); 5:30-6:45 pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Pu-gu Huai-en (?-765), who was a non-Han general in the Tang Dynasty, handled the intricate interrelationship between military and political networks. Pu-gu Huai-en’s initial loyalty and subsequent rebellion not only changed his own destiny, but also exerted a far-reaching influence on the development of Shuo-fang Jün and the governance of Tang Dai-zong (Li-yu, 726-779,762-779 reigned). In Pu-gu Huai-en’s case, it fully demonstrated the varied governing strategies of the emperor to maintain stability of the general situation, in which the military and politics were interdependent and misfortune went hand-in-hand with fortune. How could Tang Dai-zong skillfully utilize varied governing strategies according to the social circumstance to stabilize the political situation? Why would Pu-gu Huai-en not lose everything after rebellion? The rise and fall of the historical experience of Pu-gu Huai-en will be analyzed in the seminar.
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