A Comparative Study on Designating the Crown Prince of Emperor Taizong of Liao Dynasty and Emperor Taizong of Jin Dynasty
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Emperor Taizong of Liao Dynasty and Emperor Taizong of Jin Dynasty; both gave up designating their sons as the crown prince. Emperor Taizong of Liao Dynasty relied on his mother to seize the inheritance rights. Under the pressure of the mother, he chose his younger brother as the heir. Although Emperor Taizong of Jin Dynasty continued the tradition of designating the younger brother as the crown prince in the early days, after the death of his brother, he chose the grandson of Emperor Taizu as the heir. This reflects that imperial clan struggle was a common phenomenon in the early days of the nomadic dynasty.
Emperor taizong of liao dynasty; Emperor taizong of jin dynasty; Designation of the crown prince