Tang–Tibet Treaty Inscription

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Tang-Tibet Treaty Inscription

The Tang-Tibetan Treaty Inscription (Tibetan: གཙུག་ལག་ཁང་མདུན་གྱི་རྡོ་རིངས་, Wylie: gtsug lag khang mdun gyi rdo rings; simplified Chinese: 唐蕃会盟碑; traditional Chinese: 唐蕃會盟碑; pinyin: Táng-Bō Huìméng Bēi) is a stone pillar standing outside the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The inscription is written in both Tibetan and Classical Chinese, concerning the treaty between the Tibetan Empire and Tang Empire in A.D. 821/823.[1] Amy Heller's book Tibetan Art describes it as one of the most important treaties between the Tang and Tibet.[2]


  1. ^ Richardson, Hugh, "The Sino-Tibetan Treaty Inscription of A.D. 821/823 at Lhasa," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 1978, no.2, pp.137-162.
  2. ^ Heller, Amy (1999). Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet, 600-2000 A.D. Milano, Italy: Jaca Book. p. 49. ISBN 8816690046. OCLC 42967492.