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o Policies helped the lower Yangtze region become a major party of China's economy
o Employed Buddhism as a unifying force in the country
o Came to an abrupt end with the assassination of the emperor
o Completed the new Grand Canal system linking the Yellow and the Yangtze river valleys
o Rebuilding of the Great Wall
o Buddhist influence helped to produce a blossoming of Chinese culture
o Uighurs (nomadic people) aligned with the Tang to dominate much of the carrying trade along the Silk Road
The Sui Dynasty completed this system by linking the Yellow and the Yangtze river valleys
civil service examination system
o Many candidates who passed the first examination did not go on to a higher level
o Provided a means for upward social mobility
o Unable to solve the problem of officials using their positions to help their relatives
o Became empress of China
o Made a significant contribution to the civil service examination system
(nomadic people) aligned with the Tang to dominate much of the carrying trade along the Silk Road
achieved the most success in Asia, made use of Chinese institutions, able to maintain control for an extended period of time by having commercial policies
• Considerable intern reform, including increased manufacturing
• Strengthened the Great Wall
triumphed because it adhered to the Chinese social need to support the concepts of hard work and filial piety
Created to deal with the issues of the universe that had been introduced into China by Buddhism and Daoism
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