This theory—that the figure is Ming—technical evidence supports at least as strongly as it supports the T'ang attribution.
This name was abolished by the T'ang but restored by the Sung.
This, together with commercial interests, seems to have been the political motive of the Chinese Turkestan policy under the T'ang.
For Mr. Hobson I suppose the first care was to decide whether or no the thing was T'ang.
As the power of the empire grew, this zone of influence extended as far as Indonesia: the process had begun in the T'ang period.
During the remainder of the T'ang dynasty there is little of importance to recount about Buddhism.
Internal fighting went on until 623, and only then was the whole empire brought under the rule of the T'ang.
In the troubled period which followed the downfall of the T'ang dynasty this independence became more permanent.
Under the T'ang the regional establishments were a source of trouble to the government.
When T'ang had all below heaven, he chose Yi-yin from the many, lifted him up, and the men without love fled.