a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
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reignreign name of the Chinese emperor who overthrew the Xia dynasty (c. 2070-c. 1600 BC) and founded the Shang, the first historical dynasty ( c. 1600-1046 BC, though the dating of the Shang-and hence also of the Tang emperor's founding of it-have long been the subject of much debate).

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