finals study guide - Tang and Song China Sui Wendi declares himself first emperor of the Sui dynasty and it lasted two emperors Sui completed the grand

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Tang and Song China Sui Wendi declares himself first emperor of the Sui dynasty and it lasted two emperors Sui completed the grand canal which connected the Huang he and the Chang Jiang Canal provided vital route for trade between northern cities and rice producing south Rebuilding of the Great Wall -> overworked and overtaxed -> revolution Member of court assassinated Sui emperor Tang 300 years Tang Taizong reconquered northern and western lands that China had lost after Han dynasty China influenced Korea as well Wu Zhao was ruler during campaign Held power while weak emperors sat on throne Assumed title of emperor for herself Only woman ruler in China Strengthened the central government of China Expanded network of roads and canals began by Sui -> helped pull china together Promoted foreign trade and improvements in agriculture Reviving and expanding the civil service examination system -> restored China's vast bureaucracy

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