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  Sui Wen-ti Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
In 578 Yü-wen Yung, the emperor of the Northern Chou, died.
Emperor Wen enforced the "rule of avoidance," by which officials were not permitted to serve in their home provinces.
Emperor Wen remained active during the last years of his life, but he became less concerned with the administration of the government and more concerned with the cultural and spiritual unification of China.
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 Cheng Yang, Chinese Emperor - Timeline Index
Emperor Shi Huang of Qin dynasty of China, also called Qin Shi Huang (260 BC-210 BC), was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emper...
Emperor Gaozong, born Zhao Gou, was the tenth emperor of the Song Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of the Southern Song.
The Yongle Emperor, born Zhu Di, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China from 1402 to 1424.
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 ancient and medieval coins of China - reference guide)
Emperor Wen died in AD 604 with the traditional areas of China unified.
At the establishment of Sui, the fiduciary coins of Northern Zhou and Ch'en were in use and the economy is recorded as having been in a poor state.
Wen, showing an insight into basic economics, immediately re-introduced Wu shu on the traditional standard of 0.5 grams per shu but with a very identifiable straight-armed style on the character "WU", and unusual broad rims.
www.calgarycoin.com /reference/china/china4.htm   (4808 words)

 Han , Sui, Tang Dynasties
Prestige of a newly founded dynasty during the reigns of the first three emperors was barely able to hinder the corruption; however Confucian scholar gentry turned against eunuchs for their corrupted authorities, while consort clans and eunuchs struggled for power in subsequent reigns.
It was marked by the reunification of Southern and Northern China and the construction of the Grand Canal, though it was a relatively short Chinese dynasty.
The Sui Dynasty began when Emperor Wen entered a marriage alliance with the daughter of a ruler of the northern Zhou empire.
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 A brief history of China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At that time China was the part of huge Empire stretching from Europe and Persia in the west till plains and stepps of Siberia in the north.
Ming Emperors ruled till 17th century which was marked by development of architecture and marine expeditions to Yava, Sri-Lanka and even Persian Gulf and Africa.
In 1644 China was conquered by Manchus and the following 150 years were the period of stability and peace, but in the beginning of 19th century Opium War was initiated by Britain and the British troops occupied Shanghai and Nankin and later Hong Kong.
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 Ancient China: The Sui, 589-618
The Sui, 589-618 AD The chaos of the Three Kingdoms finally came to an end under the hand of Sui Wen-ti, a general of mixed blood.
Sui Wen-ti employed a cadre of Buddhist advisors in his program to unify the country, and Buddhism would become the government philosophy until the founding the Sung dynasty several centuries later.
Sui-Wen-ti's son, Sui Yang-ti, who rose to be emperor on the death of his father, soon overextended himself, meddling first in the politics of the northern tribes and then leading military expeditions against Korea.
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 Emperor Wen of Sui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Wen of Sui (541-604), personal name Yang Jian, was the founder and first emperor of China's Sui Dynasty.
When the womanizing Emperor to the Northern Zhou dynasty died an untimely death, the next Emperor became Wendi's grandson through his daughter, who was the Empress and the official wife of the late Emperor (he had 5 Empresses).
As an Emperor Wendi is famous for his "Kai Huang Lü" which became the basis for all legal codes of subsequent dynasties of China until the overthrow of the Qing in 1911.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Wen_of_Sui   (598 words)

 Sui Dynasty: Ancient Chinese Dynasties
In 577, the Northern Zhou conquered the Northern Qi and reunified the North China.
The Sui Dynasty's early demise was attributed to the government's tyranny and ceaseless wars.
Emperor Wen died unexpectedly in 604 and his second son Yangguang, historically known as Emperor Yang, succeeded to the throne.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/sui/index.htm   (1139 words)

 The Sui, Tang and Song Dynasties
The last three Tang emperors (from 873 to 907) were the puppets of eunuchs, and to the Chinese people it seemed that the Tang dynasty had lost the mandate of heaven.
In 960, amid the chaos in China, troops of the commander of the palace guard at the new capital at Kaifeng, surrounded him and demanded that he become emperor.
China had a military but no warrior class, and its military was neglected, with little attention being given to the arts of warfare.
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 Tang Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China
Sui Emperor Wendi (Yang Jian) married with one of the Dugu daughters, and the other Dugu daughter was the mother of Tang Dynasty founder (Li Yuan).
Sui Dynasty, for its short life duration of 37 years and the despotic ruling of Sui Emperor Yangdi, was treated as part of the Northern Dynasties by Tang historian Li Yanshou.
Emperor Taizong, rebutting the advice of his minister Wei Zheng (who cited the Hunnic ravaging of China during the late Jinn Dynasty as a result of their dwelling south of the Yellow River, Hetao area), relocated over 100,000 eastern Turks to the border areas, all the way from Shaanxi-Shanxi to today's Beijing city.
www.republicanchina.org /tang.html   (6825 words)

 sui dynasty
A brilliant yet volatile leader, he was devoted to the Buddhist religion and to his wife, who made up for the Emperor’s shortcomings.
He banned all weapons throughout the kingdom except those within the army, and using forced labor, he repaired the Great Wall, badly damaged by the warring of the previous period.
Emperor Yang-ti took a small canal project begun by his father and turned it monumental - it was completed six years later and stretched from present-day Hangchow to present-day Beijing.
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov /museum/exhibits/China_exhibit/sui.htm   (273 words)

 Sui Dynasty (581-618) - Ancient China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Unification of the divided China became the challenge of dynasty that preceded Northern and Southern Dynasties, known as the Sui Dynasty.
Emperor Wen was able to do this feat when he wiped out Chen Dynasty in 589.
Emperor Yang became the successor of Emperor Wen after his death in 604.
www.ancient-china.net /articles/sui-dynasty   (828 words)

 Ethics of China 7 BC To 1279 by Sanderson Beck
Yang Guang, the second son of Wen Di, was the official commander in the Chen war and became the ruler of the conquered territory in 589.
Wen Di became dissatisfied with Confucianism, and in 601 all schools in the empire were abolished except for one college with seventy students in the capital.
As the Sui empire was disintegrating, Yang Di fled to southern China, where he was assassinated in his bath by a descendant of the Yuwen family and the son of his general Yuwen Shu in 618.
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 China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Revered in China during his lifetime in a way not easy for non-Chinese to understand, he was enormously influential around the world as well.
It is essentially a corridor running from the upper Yellow River in the east, along the verge between the Tibetan plateau on the one hand and the Gobi desert on the other, to the edge of the Xinjiang wastes in the west.
It formed with the encouragement of China, which needed a buffer zone between itself and the then-aggressive Tibetans, but Nan Chao soon became expansionist in it's own right, and proved to be a considerable threat to China at times.
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 Buddhism in China: Religions in China
Luoyang in North China became a major center where there was a focus on the translation of the scriptures while in South China Buddhism thrived in a tolerant atmosphere.
Emperor Wen of Sui ordered the restoration of temples and statues of Buddha that had been destroyed during Northern Zhou.
Tang Emperors claimed they were descendents of Lao Zi, the creator of Taoism and paid homage to Taoism but in practice they recognized the importance of Buddhism.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/religion/buddhism/han.htm   (941 words)

 Song Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China
Emperor Zhenzong dispatched a minister (Zhang Qixian) to Jing-Yuan areas as jinglüe shi, and Zhang proposed that the city of Lingwu on the west Yellow River Bend be abandoned.
The ministers argued that the emperor was like a father and the empress was like a mother and that ministers should pacify father and mother instead of encouraging a divorce.
Wen Tianxiang was executed at the age of 47 in AD 1283.
www.republicanchina.org /song.html   (8570 words)

 The River with Two Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Before he died, Emperor Wen decided to go against the tradition by not passing his throne to his eldest son.
As Emperor Wen's second son, Yang Guang knew that he didn't have a great chance to be the next emperor.
Emperor Wen did not choose Yang Guang to be the next emperor.
www.edhelper.com /ReadingComprehension_Geography_22_1.html   (681 words)

 The Koguryo War
It ended as a total disaster that lead to the ending of the Sui dynasty itself and a significant reduction in the ambitions of subsequent Chinese emperors.
The Sui emperor Yang Jian (known as Emperor Wen) achieved his conquest of China by 589 CE, thereby uniting the various Chinese cultural regions from the antipathy and warfare that had engulfed them.
Emperor Wen energetically set about reordering the administration of his empire and setting the military onto a more rational basis - as a result of internecine warfare, military units had been dispersed far and wide and command systems were very different.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/east_asian_history/109699   (486 words)

 Sui Dynasty
China was reunified in A.D. 589 by the short-lived Sui dynasty (A.D. 588-618), which has often been compared to the earlier Qin dynasty in tenure and the ruthlessness of its accomplishments.
The Sui dynasty's early demise was attributed to the government's tyrannical demands on the people, who bore the crushing burden of taxes and compulsory labor.
The second and last emperor of this short dynasty was emperor Yang.
www.chinatownconnection.com /sui-dynasty.htm   (289 words)

 Timeline Index - People, Periods, Places, Events...
Emperor Gaozu of Tang China, born Li Yuan, was the founder of the Tang Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 618 to 626.
Emperor Taizong of Tang China, born Li Shimin, was the second emperor of the Tang Dynasty of China from 626 to 649.
The Tang Dynasty followed the Sui Dynasty and preceded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period in China.
www.timelineindex.com /content/search.php?s=526   (456 words)

The first mentioned of printing was in an imperial decree of 593 in which Sui emperor Wen-ti ordered the printing of Buddhist images and scriptures, but no details with regard to this enterprise were given.
Soon the printing technique spread to other provinces, and by the end of the 9th century it was common all over China.
It is uncertain when the printing was introduced to the Xinjiang area; however the printing material in several languages was found in Turfan, dated as early as the 13th century.
www.silk-road.com /artl/printing.shtml   (479 words)

 Emperor Yang of Sui - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emperor Yang of Sui China (隋煬帝 569 - March 11, 618), or Yangdi was the son and heir of Emperor Wen of Sui, and then the second emperor of China's Sui Dynasty.
An uprising forced Yangdi to flee to South China, where he was eventually assassinated.
The Emperor then held a funeral with honors for her.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Yang_of_Sui_China   (282 words)

 Indian, Chinese, & Japanese Emperors
India and China are the sources of the greatest civilizations in Eastern and Southern Asia.
The only comparable development in China was the application of Marxism by the Communist government that came to power in 1949.
The convention also makes it possible that Emperors who do not survive beyond their initial calendar year may not even be counted, which is the case, creating some confusion, with a couple of the Mongols.
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Note: Emperors are listed with their personal name (ming), followed by their temple name (miaohao), posthumous name (shi), and the era name (nianhao) roughly coextensive with the particular reign (note that the overlap is not perfect).
On 5 Nov 1924, the Emperor was forced to leave the Forbidden City by a faction of the army of the Republic of China and the above mentioned privileges ended.
Note: The name of the polity is still Republic of China, but it overlaps the preceding polity of that name, has a different flag and government system, and eventually a different capital (Nanjing; Beijing is in fact deprived of the name-part jing, meaning capital, and is renamed Beiping after the demise of the "warlord" regime).
www.worldstatesmen.org /China.html   (4427 words)

 Tang Dynasty Literature
Translated by Wen Teo on 20 December 1999
straightforward essays ('jin wen' / present or new writing) instead of crafting it for the sake of it as seen in the 'gu wen'/ past or old writing of the 6 Dynasties period.
The models of writing 'jin wen' would be the works of the Chin-Han era.
www.angelfire.com /journal2/wen/tang.html   (472 words)

 Sui and T'ang, Medieval Chinese cast coins - Calgary Coin Gallery
Sui and T'ang, Medieval Chinese cast coins - Calgary Coin Gallery
Medieval Coins from the Sui and T'ang Dynasties, including the T'ang Rebels.
For more information on the coinage of the Sui Dynasty, please check our Reference Guide.
www.calgarycoin.com /cast3.htm   (472 words)

 Warfare in the Ancient World/Sui and T'ang China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Warfare in the Ancient World/Sui and T'ang China
What was the nature of Chinese political situation after the fall of the Han and the rise of the Sui?
What were the principle achievements of the first Sui emperor Sui Wen-ti?
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