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Etymology of Andong

The Tang empire - the second of the Chinese empires having subcontinental size, after the Han 漢 - stretched from the Tarim Basin 塔里木盆地 to the Korean Peninsula, and from Mongolia down to what is modern Vietnam. The Tang capital was Chang'an 長安 (modern...

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Andong granted title

In times of Chinese division, Korean Kingdoms had friendly relations with neighboring states-exchange of embassies, honorific titles bestowed by the Chinese emperors, and the absence of large-scale conflicts. But, when China became unified with various...

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Protectorate General to Pacify the East

The Protectorate-General to Pacify the East 安東都護府 (An dong tuo hu fu in Pinyin) 안동도호부 (Andong Dohobu in Korean) was a military government established at Pyongyang by Tang Dynasty China in 668 . It played an important role in the turbulent events of the...

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Koguryo Restoration Mouvement

Koguryo Restoration Mouvement After the kingdom fell to Tang and Silla in 668 , Geom Mojam 검모잠 劍牟岑 (?- 672 ) kindled an opposition movement in the Taedong River valley and in 670 established Anseung (안승) as the new King of Goguryeo. Anseung is believed...

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