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  Sui Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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's early demise was attributed to the government's tyrannical demands on the people, who bore the crushing burden of taxes and compulsory labor.
Arguably, the biggest factor that led to the downfall of Sui Dynasty was the numerous expeditions into the Korean Peninsula, by invading Goguryeo, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
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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.
www.wsu.edu:8000 /~dee/CHEMPIRE/SUI.HTM   (713 words)

 China's Chinese Dynasties
Xia Dynasty, 2100 BC to 1700 BC Yu the Great founded this first cohesive state of China along the banks of the great Yellow River (Huang He).
Beginning near the end of the Han Dynasty was a period where the north was ruled primarily by three competing kingdoms, the Wei, Shu and Wu.
The Sui first controlled a small area in the north but later were able to unite competing Chinese clans and gain control of the Yellow River plain.
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 Sui - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SUI [Sui], dynasty of China that ruled from 581 to 618.
This short-lived dynasty reunified China in 589 after 400 years of division and laid the foundation for further consolidation under the T'ang dynasty.
The Sui emperors, Yang Chien (reigned 581-604) and his son Yang Kuang (reigned 604-618), extended the empire, reorganized and centralized the state bureaucracy, and formulated a legal code.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-sui.html   (247 words)

 Sui Dynasty: Ancient Chinese Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 581, Yangjian, a relative of the royal family, usurped the throne and renamed the empire the Sui Dynasty with Chang'an (present Xian City in Shaanxi Province) as his capital city.
The Sui Dynasty was founded on the centuries of division.
The Sui Dynasty's early demise was attributed to the government's tyranny and ceaseless wars.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/sui/index.htm   (1139 words)

 Ana Sui
Sui, Balochistan, a place in Pakistan which is the center of Pakistan's natural gas reserves.
The Sui Dynasty (隋朝 Hanyu Pinyin: suí cháo, 581-618) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China.
By far the largest of these "sui iuris" or autonomous Churches is that known as the Latin Church or the Latin Rite.
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 Sui Dynasty (581-618) - Ancient China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sui Dynasty (581-618) 589 A.D. is the year when the Northern and Southern Dynasties ended.
Unification of the divided China became the challenge of dynasty that preceded Northern and Southern Dynasties, known as the Sui Dynasty.
The Sui Dynasty was faced with financial crisis due to long period of wars before it was established.
www.ancient-china.net /articles/sui-dynasty   (828 words)

 Han , Sui, Tang Dynasties
The Han Dynasty was founded by the Liu family.The Chinese people consider the Han Dynasty to be one of the greatest periods in the entire history of China.
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.
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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 SUI WEN-TI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sui Wen Ti was the founder of the Sui dynasty, which brought about the second unification of China after more than 300 years of division.
As military commander of the Northern Chou dynasty (557 - 581) he seized power in in 581 and proclaimed the new Sui dynasty.
Yang Ti's building projects imposed such a heavy burden that the people revolted and the emperor was forced to flee to south China where he was assassinated, which meant that the short-lived Sui dynasty came to a sudden end.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/ppersons4_n2/suiwenti.html   (143 words)

 Chinese history:The Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD)
Yang Jian, the Chinese-Tuoba general who established the dynasty, was given the title Wendi, the 'Cultivated Emperor'.
All of this, along with revisions of the law code, was to serve as the basis for the institutions of the Tang Dynasty that followed fast on the heels of the Sui's colapse.
The Sui Dynasty fell in 617 to domestic rebels led by Li Yuan.
www.chinavoc.com /history/sui.htm   (186 words)

 Mingqi six dynasties
The Sui dynasty re-established the centralized administrative system of the Han and reinstated the competitive tests that were once taken to measure a bureaucrat's competency.
The eventual fall of the Sui Dynasty was due to losses in southern Manchuria and Northern Korea.
With these defeats, the Sui dynasty was left devastated and rebels soon took control of the government.
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 Chinese History - Sui Dynasty 隋 event history (www.chinaknowledge.de)
While the south was politically weak during the last decades of the Southern-Northern Dynasties period, the Sui empire had a population that was already quite homegenous, a mixture of Chinese and Non-Chinese peoples.
In the central government, the structure of the three departments (sansheng 三省) and six ministries (liubu 六部) was perpetuated and served as model for the Tang Dynasty 唐.
In 610 the first rebellions among the population showed that the Sui empire, being at its political and economical height, on the other side imposed a heavy burden on the peasant population.
www.chinaknowledge.de /History/Tang/sui-event.html   (1326 words)

 TCM history – The Sui & Tang Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, this dynasty was short lived due to the problems stemming from peasant revolts and the burden of a military campaign launched against Korea.
Sui Wendi's successor, Sui Yangdi was overthrown and the Tang Dynasty was established in 618 AD.
It was not until the Tang Dynasty that the first official pharmacopoeia was mandated by the government.
www.shen-nong.com /eng/history/suitang.html   (1604 words)

 Sui & T'ang Dynasties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the Han had been destroyed, the ideal of a centralized empire had never disappeared; it was left to the short-lived, native Chinese dynasty, the Sui (581-618), to fulfill that ideal.
Yet the Sui laid the foundations for another glorious age, that of the T'ang (618-906).
At the same time, with the advent of a recentralized empire, the fortunes of Confucianism rose: the civil service examinations reintroduced by the Sui were significantly expanded, and during the reign of the second T'ang emperor, T'ai-tsung (627-49), a wide range of Confucian scholarly projects was undertaken under imperial sponsorship.
www.bergen.org /AAST/Projects/ChinaHistory/SUITANG.HTM   (209 words)

 The Sui, Tang and Song Dynasties
During the Sui dynasty, great public works were created, including the building of a "grand canal" system - which brought the north and south closer together and made them more economically interdependent.
Also the Sui dynasty had ruined itself economically and militarily with its wars against Korea, and with flooding and famine came rebellion.
Huizong's ninth son survived and continued the Song dynasty in southern China - from around the Yangzi River southward, and as far eastward as Sichuan province.
www.fsmitha.com /h3/h06chin.htm   (2704 words)

 Education World® - *History : By Region : Asia : China : Dynasties : Sui Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sui & Tang - Project Provides a brief summary of the two periods with a photograph of the Great Wall.
Sui - Encarta Extract Provides a background of the dynasty between 589618 that reunified China for the first time in three centuries.
Sui - Xiang Qi Library Discusses the period 589618 CE when China was reunited and religion was reestablished.
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 Sui Wendi, Founder Sui Dynasty - Timeline Index
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).
Yang Jian was appointed to be one of the two regents for the six-year old boy and after surpressing a revolt by his co-regent in command of the armies of the east.
He seized the throne for himself, establishing the new Sui dynasty.
www.timelineindex.com /content/view/1704   (247 words)

 Asian Spirit - China - Sui Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This Dynasty is often viewed as a transitional period between the Southern and Northern Dynasties and the longer lasting Tang Dynasty.
During the Sui Dynasty, the ongoing lotus theme of the many Dynasties prior began to fade in popularity to the more popular geometric designs.
The Dynasties before were so filled with war and uncertainty that, by the time the Tang Dynasty began, we had already seen the Sui Dynasty begin to pave the road for the more lively and active sculptures we were about to see developing during the Tang Dynasty.
asianspiritgallery.com /china_sui.html   (198 words)

 Shang Dynasty 1650
The Shang Dynasty is considered to be the earliest dynasty in China.
A dynasty would remain in power only as long as it was providing good government.
When a dynasty went into decline, and began to abuse its power, it was said to lose the Mandate of Heaven, or the favor of the gods.
shs.westport.k12.ct.us /fairchild/shang_dynasty_1650.htm   (2690 words)

 ancient and medieval coins of China - reference guide)
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.
We know that some future dynasties called it that and even issued larger coins with the denomination designated in multiple "K'ai-yuan", but today this is the denomination we call the "Cash", which remained the basic denomination of China until the late 19th century.
The Ch'u dynasty was centered in Hunan, an area rich in iron, hence the large number of iron issues from this dynasty.
www.calgarycoin.com /reference/china/china4.htm   (4808 words)

 The Koguryo War
One of the most determined and largest scale attempts to conquer the Korean peninsula was made by the Sui Dynasty Chinese state in the 6th Century CE.
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.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/east_asian_history/109699/1   (486 words)

 Sui Dynasty - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sui Dynasty - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sui Dynasty, 581-618, imperial Chinese dynasty which, though brief, reunified China for the first time in three centuries and laid the foundations...
The division of the north and south, although largely following natural geographic divisions, was never stable, and there were repeated efforts at...
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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.
Sui's founder, Yang Chien (Jian), was said to be the descendant of a Han Dynasty official called Yang Zheng, while Tang's founder, Li Yuan, was said to be the 7th granson of the emperor of Western Liang
www.republicanchina.org /tang.htm   (6825 words)

 Influences on and of the Tang Dynasty
Because the Sui dynasty had reunified the northern and southern portions of China, the Tang Empire was able to create a strong centralized government and work towards unifying the political and cultural divisions between its people.
Continuing to build on the foundation of the Sui dynasty, the Tang Empire tried to create a unified national culture by including both the culture and social traditions of southern and northern China, which had been under separate rule for some time.
The Tang dynasty also expanded and standardized the school systems in both of the capital provinces in order to maintain a government that operated according to universal rules and shared values.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/essays/cot/t3w9tangp1hj.htm   (1006 words)

 Sui Dynasty China - History for Kids!
When the man turned 60 and was too old to farm, he would stop paying taxes and give back some of the land, and pass on the rest to his sons.
Wen Ti also decided to go back to the Han Dynasty way of picking his government officials through the university and the great examinations, to find out who were the smartest and best educated men (Women were not allowed to be government officials at this time).
That was the end of the Sui Dynasty.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/china/history/sui.htm   (505 words)

 Imperial Era: II
China was reunified in A.D. 589 by the short-lived Sui dynasty (A.D. 581-617), which has often been compared to the earlier Qin dynasty in tenure and the ruthlessness of its accomplishments.
Domestic economic instability and military defeat in 751 by Arabs at Talas, in Central Asia, marked the beginning of five centuries of steady military decline for the Chinese empire.
The Song dynasty is notable for the development of cities not only for administrative purposes but also as centers of trade, industry, and maritime commerce.
www-chaos.umd.edu /history/imperial2.html   (909 words)

 Monks and Merchants | The Cosmopolitan Tang: Assimilation and Transformation
In 589 China was reunified by the Sui dynasty (589–618), ending almost four hundred years of division.
The Sui was short-lived, but the Tang dynasty (618–906), which succeeded it, achieved a political unity that survived for three centuries.
Unlike the kingdoms and dynasties that had ruled northern China, the Sui and Tang were Chinese dynasties.
www.asiasociety.org /arts/monksandmerchants/tang.htm   (187 words)

 Electronic Passport to Chinese History
During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese invented paper, writers recorded the history of their land, and the Chinese first learned of Buddhism.
The Shang Dynasty was distinguished by an aristocratic government, great artistry in bronze, a writing system still in use today, an agricultural economy, and armies of thousands whose commanders rode in chariots.
Li Yuan was a Sui general who founded the Tang Dynasty, the largest, wealthiest, and most populous in the world at that time.
www.mrdowling.com /613chinesehistory.html   (869 words)

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