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Student Name: Lincoln Bryan Student Identification Number: AC1501093 Course Number and Title: HS150 – World Civilizations I Assignment Number and Title: Assignment 8 Date of Submission: July 5, 2019
What major changes in political structures, and social and economic life, occurred during each of the following? 1. The Sui dynasty 2. The Tang dynasty 3. The Song dynasty This paper seeks to discuss the major changes in the political structures, social and economic life that occurred during the Sui dynasty, the Tang dynasty and the Song dynasty in China. The Sui Dynasty The Sui Dynasty is most famous for unifying China under one rule after the Period of Disunion. China was ruled by two major kingdoms known as the Northern and Southern dynasties. Yang Jian of the Northern Dynasty took control in 581. He established the Sui dynasty and became known as Emperor Wendi. Yang Jian, who reigned as Emperor Wendi from 581 to 604, concentrated on links being forged and restored. He developed a nationwide code of law and restored the system of civil service that Han leaders had started. At Chang'an, previously the Han capital, he focused his regime and constructed it into one of the wonderful towns of the world. [ CITATION Gau16 \l 4105 ] Thus, Emperor Wendi grew a huge military after gaining control of northern China and invaded the south. He conquered southern China eight years later, in 589, and brought all of China under the Sui dynasty rule. He also started building the Grand Canal, an important waterway that connects the north to the south. By facilitating the transportation of soldiers and grain, the canal merged the military strength of the north with the agricultural prosperity of the south, serving as a main conduit of Chinese power and wealth for centuries.[ CITATION Gau16 \l 4105 ]
The Sui dynasty's main financial activities were agriculture and commerce. The centralized type of government was intended to guarantee that throughout the dynasty there was economic equality. The Grand Canal, which connected Luoyang capital to Chang'an, played a main role in encouraging the two regions ' industrial and commercial operations.

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