Tien Le Dynasty (980 AD - 1009 AD)
by Ch'ng Yaohong
With the Queen Mother's blessing, Le Hoan dethroned Dinh Bo Linh's
heir and proclaimed himself King Le Dai Hanh. He retained the
capital in Hoa Lu and succeeded in warding off several Chinese
invasions by the Song court, but continued paying them tributes
every three years in exchange for friendly relations.
Le Dai Hanh's
reign marked the first attempt to consolidate the Viet nation.
He devoted a great deal of energy to developing the road network
in order to better administer the country's different regions.
However, the local forces were still reluctant to yield to the
central authority and so mounted a succession of revolts. in 1005,
after 24 years of difficult rule, Le Dai Hanh died. In the ensuing
period, the famous monk Khuong Viet managed to establish Buddhism
as a way of thought and a stabilising pillar of the kingdom. Nevertheless,
the Tien Le Dynasty eventually collapsed in 1009.
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