Han Chinese and Tibetans are one family throughout the ages -- image of the wedding of Princess Wencheng and Songzan Ganbu

Han Zang yijia qianqiu wandai -- Wencheng gongzhu yu Songzan Ganbu hunli tu
汉藏一家千秋万代 -- 文成公主与松赞干布婚礼图
Han Chinese and Tibetans are one family throughout the ages
1962, October
Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
77x53 cm.
BG E37/192

Songzan Ganbu (569–649?) ruled over Tibet. When he was shown the portrait of Princess Wencheng (620s-680 or 682), the daughter of Tang emperor Taizong, he was smitten. He sent a marriage proposal, but his hopes were dashed. The emperor was impressed with the Tibetan king’s dogged determination and subsequently, he accepted the proposal and betrothed the princess to Songzan Ganbu. In 642, Princess Wencheng embarked on the journey to her new home. On the basis of this story, China claims sovereignty over Tibet.

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