an shi rebellion, emperor suzong, li bi, tang dynasty, taoist, the way of heaven

Li Bi and the Wisdom of Non-Attachment to Power and Position

In the political arena of the mid-Tang Dynasty, Li Bi was a somewhat mysterious figure. He served four Emperors: Emperor Xuanzong, Emperor Suzong, Emperor Daizong, and Emperor Dezong. This period was disastrous, with treacherous ministers in power and vassal towns out of control. Li Bi’s longevity can be attributed to two principles Many ministers died ...

Emma Lu

Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.