Princess Wencheng: Bridging Different Cultures

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After the reunification, Songtsan Gambo concentrated on building Tubo into a powerful kingdom.

One of his nation-building strategies was to inject new cultures into Tubo. To do so, he found it the most convenient way to establish matrimonial relationships between his royal family and those of his neighboring countries.

After marrying a princess from Nepal, he turned his attention to Tang. A hero himself, he admired Emperor Taizong of Tang for his great talent and bold vision.

He thought he, as well as his kingdom, could gain a lot by his marriage with a daughter of the Tang emperor.

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Princess Wencheng: Bridging Different Cultures

After the reunification, Songtsan Gambo concentrated on building Tubo into a powerful kingdom.

One of his nation-building strategies was to inject new cultures into Tubo. To do so, he found it the most convenient way to establish matrimonial relationships between his royal family and those of his neighboring countries.

After marrying a princess from Nepal, he turned his attention to Tang. A hero himself, he admired Emperor Taizong of Tang for his great talent and bold vision.

He thought he, as well as his kingdom, could gain a lot by his marriage with a daughter of the Tang emperor.

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