hist6 - HIST150 Assignment 6 During the Sui Dynasty Yang Jian emerged as China's unifier through crafty opportunism He was able to get himself named

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HIST150 Assignment 6 10/17/2016 During the Sui Dynasty Yang Jian emerged as China's unifier through crafty opportunism. He was able to get himself named regent for his grandson, who inherited the throne. He then deposed the boy monarch and claimed Heaven's Mandate for himself and started the new Dynasty. He cultivated Buddhist support and a river and land campaign, he conquered several weak states one- by-one that had survived in the south. For the first time in centuries one man ruled all of China. He focused on forging and restoring connections. He devised nationwide law code and restored civil service system. He began construction of the Great Canal, a waterway that connected the north with the south. This eased the transportation of troops and grain. The waterway combined the norths military might with the souths agricultural prosperity and became the key conduit of Chinese power and wealth for centuries. During the Tang Dynasty China attained new heights in political stability, economic prosperity, military expansion, and cultural sophistication and technology innovations. Taizhong forced the nomads to become his vessels and allies and with their help invaded Central Asia and conquered Turkestan. In China he promoted education, patronized the arts, and revitalized the civil service. He promoted religious toleration and devotion among the Buddhist and Daoist masses even though he was Confucian.

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