Chinese Leadership And Leadership In The Tang Dynasty

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Since the beginning of early civilization, man had hunted what they needed, fought each other for food and were self-reliant. Then, it all started in the Indus Valley Civilization around 3000 B.C. when man started having the idea of exchanging items with each other. The Chinese were the first people to have one person to lead them and be alongside people. These leaders enforced justice, were wealthy and elite. During China’s first Dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, around 16th Century B.C, when farmers wanted to be united and not fight with each other for their produce, they reached out to wealthier people who owned gold and silver and asked them to be their “leader”. They called these leaders royalty. These leaders who were far more “superior” and powerful than them, referred the people as “commoners”. The Tang Dynasty was full of power hungry leaders. Some leaders abused the poor and asked the people to pay more taxes than the rich while some made the country suffer by subjecting the poor to hard labour. However, there were many righteous emperors during the Tang Dynasty, who followed the teachings of Buddhism, which flourished in China at that time. Xuanzang, a Buddhist monk who travelled from China to India to search for the original teachings of the Buddha was the most famous monk during the Tang Dynasty. He helped restore peacefulness to China after he taught the initially corrupt Emperor Taizhong Buddhism. Today he is regarded as a Patriarch in certain branches of

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