Wencheng, Princess (Wénchéng Gōngzhǔ 文成公主)

Colin MACKERRAS

A tile mural and stele in the Memorial Hall dedicated to Princess Wencheng in Tibet. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN

Princess Wencheng was the niece of the Chinese emperor Tang Taizong; she was sent to Lhasa to marry the Tibetan king Songzan Gambo. In contemporary China, she is famous as a symbol of “the unity of the nationalities” (minzu tuanjie ????) and credited with the spread of Chinese culture among the….

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