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10-9 The Sui Reunification and the Early Tan Dynasty

10-9 The Sui Reunification and the Early Tan Dynasty - Greg...

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Greg J. Gallagher 9 October 2006 The Sui Reunification and the Early Tan Dynasty 1) Sui/Tang Chronology and some General Questions a) The Sui Dynasty (581-617) b) The Tang Dynasty (618-960) i) Advanced legal system inherited and then advanced form of Sui legal system ii) Start off by adopting Buddhism to the state (1) A little of a backlash later c) The An Lushan Rebellion (755-763) d) Themes i) Capital at Chang’an ii) Center of Buddhism 2) The Sui (581-617) and the nuts and bolts of reunifying the empire: a) Yang Jian = Wen Di (581-604) b) Military reunification i) Unification is forged by military take over ii) Goal was to take over the same amount of land that the Han once controlled c) Political System i) Revives Confucianism as the nitty gritty details of running a state d) Changes Structure of Local Government i) Local officials can no longer just pick their aids ii) State selects people who are smart, they are tested on Confucianism, if they are smart enough they can become a local official e) Buddhism/Confucianism during the Sui f)
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