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The Connoisseur - The Glorious Burial
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were recovering from the destruction and
desolation of war and disunity.

What is noteworthy about Taizong’s
definition of happiness is his view on
hunting – hunting was not just the
capturing and killing of animals. The notion
of hunting is introduced against the
background of the richness and abundance of
well-fed animals and lush meadows; and a
place where arrows are not used
unnecessarily. Hunting, therefore, is not
just a physical power game between human and
animals but a manifestation of the spiritual
significance of man’s relationship with
animals. Most of all, Taizong sees hunting
as an important element of a happy life.

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