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Write a short account of the public works undertaken by Tang dynasty.

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  • Tang dynasty undertook enormous public works. 
  • Two capital cities, Boyang and Chang- on, were built. 
  • Scholar officials, trained in Confucius Philosophy, were appointed to counterbalance the landowning aristocratic class.
  • Land was divided into small peasant holdings. 
  • As a result, the agricultural surplus went to the state as taxes, not to the aristocrats as rents. State monopoly of salt, and tea added to its- revenues.

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