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Emperor Dezong of Tang

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Emperor Dezong of the Tang Dynasty is known chiefly for having replaced the equal field system with the two-tax system, in which households were taxed twice a year, based on both land holdings and wealth. This contributed significantly to the recovery of the government's finances.

Preceded by
Emperor Daizong of Tang
Emperor of Tang
780-805
Succeeded by
Emperor Shunzong of Tang

References

  • Conrad Schirokauer, et al, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 121.
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