Emperor Gaozong of Tang
Emperor Gaozong was the third emperor of China's Tang Dynasty. He is known for his strong support of Daoism, and for having suffered a stroke in 660, after which his first wife Wu Zhao served as regent for the remainder of his reign.
Gaozong declared Laozi "Sovereign Emperor of Mystery and Primordiality," and established official Daoist chapels in three hundred prefectures. He also had the Dao de jing incorporated into the Chinese Imperial examinations.
Emperor Taizong of Tang
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Emperor Zhongzong of Tang
- Conrad Schirokauer, et al, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 105.