Paper #5 - Chelsea Wilkinson Loss of the Mandate of Heaven After the fall of the Han Dynasty China began to fall into division and civil war After this

Paper #5 - Chelsea Wilkinson Loss of the Mandate of Heaven...

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Chelsea Wilkinson Loss of the Mandate of Heaven After the fall of the Han Dynasty, China began to fall into division and civil war. After this, there were six different dynasties that came about. In the Sui Dynasty, they sought to unify ideology to enhance the state’s efficiency. Their leader was Yang Jian, who turned to Daoism and Buddhism instead of Confucianism. He chose to elect Buddhist monks to key positions. He was also a conqueror and a builder. He built a new canal from the capital to the Wei and Yellow Rivers. In the end, the Sui Dynasty fell after Sui Yangdi, the son of Yan Jian, died. This was because he was a tyrannical ruler and his military campaigns aroused widespread unrest. Because of this, Sui was not successful at keeping the Mandate of Heaven (Duiker & Spielvogel). The Tang Dynasty was much more successful at keeping the Mandate of Heaven. This is because they made peace with those from the north and northwest. They also secured safe overland trade routes. During this time, they allowed those who do not have family connections

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