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Period of Disunion ~ 281-617

Major Advancements: The development of Taoism, the import of Buddhism, The Pagoda
Major Public Works: Numerous Buddhist Shrines, The Grand Canal (Sui Dynasty)
After three centuries of conflict, China was reunified in A.D. 589 by the short-lived Sui dynasty (A.D. 581-617), which has often been compared to the earlier Qin dynasty in tenure and the ruthlessness of its accomplishments. The Sui dynasty's early demise was attributed to the government's tyrannical demands on the people, who bore the crushing burden of taxes and compulsory labor. These resources were overstrained in the completion of the Grand Canal--a monumental engineering feat-- and in the undertaking of other construction projects, including the reconstruction of the Great Wall. Weakened by costly and disastrous military campaigns against Korea in the early seventh century, the dynasty disintegrated through a combination of popular revolts, disloyalty, and assassination.

Western Jin

Wudi 265-289 Huidi 290-306
Huaidi 307-312 Mindi 313-316

Eastern Jin

Yuandi 317-322 Mingdi 323-325
Chengdi 326-342 Kangdi 343-344
Mudi 345-361 Aidi 362-365
Hai Xi Gong 360-370 Jian Wendi 371-372
Xiao Wudi 373-396 Andi 397-418
Gongdi 419    

Liu Song

Wudi 420-422 Yang Yang Wang 423
Wendi 424-453 Xiao Wudi 454-464
Mingdi 465-472 Cang Wu Wang 473-476
Shundi 477-479    
Gaodi 479-482 Wudi 483-493
Mingdi 494-498 Dong Hunhou 499-500
Hedi 501    

Wudi 502-549 Jian Wendi 550
Yu Zhang Wang 551 Yuandi 552-554
Jingdi 555-556    
Wudi 557-559 Wendi 560-566
Lin Hai Wang 567-568 Xuandi 569-582
Hou Zhu 583-589    
Wendi 581-604 Yangdi 604-617
Gongdi 617-618    



The Great Wall of China The Forbidden City
The Terracotta Army Along the Silk Road
Dragon & Phoenix ~ Silk Embroidery
Silk Embroidery
Gold Leaf Painted ~ 10 Inch Turnip Vase
Gold Leaf Lacquer
Pair of 10 Inch Closionne Vases
Pair of Brass Foo Dogs
Brass & Bronze
Inside Painted Boxes

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