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The Sui Dynasty Essay

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There are multiple meanings of classical, originally the term “classical” is a way to describe the literature, culture and art of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Though this is the original definition of the word “classical” it is well argued that many different civilizations and arts, literature, and culture can be described as classical.
An example would be classic music as this would be referencing European music around the 18th to 19th century.
Another definition of “classical” is the most developed stage of art from a civilization such as Chinese classic poetry or classical music. Having these two quite contradicting ...view middle of the document...

Buddhism was recognized, as the emperor was a Buddhist, and it was also spread through-out China. The defense was also improved in this time with the Great Wall of China being expanded to more of the Sui Dynasty borders as shown below:

The Sui dynasty has had the many achievements and consistency in the beginning as it was often related to the early stages to the Qin dynasty. Sadly, like all great things, they must come to an end, and for the Sui Dynasty’s case, very soon. The Sui Dynasty had an early abolishment because of the government’s cruel demands on the citizens such as the heavy burden of having taxes and the consistent labor needed to survive. The resources were overstrained and Goguryeo (what is now modern day Korea) gave the final nail in the coffin to the Sui dynasty ending with only four emperors and which is now known as the shortest dynasty in Ancient Chinese History.
The Foundation
Since there were multiple dynasties during the same period before the Sui dynasty, the northern Zhou dynasty defeated the northern Qi dynasty in 577. This gave the north an advantage over the south as the north was now united. With the south losing hope, eventually the North had united the whole of what was then China. The Sui Dynasty finally began when Emperor...

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