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date: 18 September 2019

An Lushan (An Shi) Rebellion Ān-Shǐ Zhī Luàn 安史之乱‎ 

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Author(s):
Jennifer W. JayJennifer W. JAY

The An Lushan Rebellion (755–763 ce) was an uprising against the Tang dynasty by a rapid succession of four rebel emperors of mixed Turkic-Sogdian ethnicity, whose ancestors came from present-day Uzbekistan. The event generated a rich cultural heritage recounting the devastation of the country, and it romanticized the folly ofEmperor Xuanzongand his beloved imperial concubine Yang. ...

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