Shi Jingtan was born onthisday 30th March 892 A.D. and died in 28th July 942 A.D. he was the founding emperor of Imperial China but this short lived by the Jin.

There were five dynasties and ten kingdoms during this period, this was constant from his reign until his death.

He was likey of Shatuo descent but he was seen as a vital military general during the Later Tang, this was before the rebellion which took place in 936 A.D. To overthrow the Tang in which he had to get help from Khitan-ruled Liao State by humiliating himself in front of the emperor of Taizong of Liao’s.

From this event, in historical China the two powers had to share the political foundations for the next 200 years.

 

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