Sui dynasty

dynasty that ruled over China from 581 to 618
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The Sui Dynasty ([swěi], Chinese: 隋朝; pinyin: Suí cháo) was an imperial dynasty of China between the years 581 and 618. It followed the "Jin period" and was followed by the Tang Dynasty. It ended nearly four centuries of division between rival regimes.

Sui dynasty c. 609
Sui dynasty c. 609
CapitalDaxing (581–605), Luoyang (605–618)
Common languagesMiddle Chinese
Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion, Zoroastrianism
List of emperors of China 
• 581–604
Emperor Wen
• 604–617
Emperor Yang
• 617–618
Emperor Gong
Historical eraPost-classical era
• Ascension of Yang Jian
4 March 581
• Abolished by Li Yuan
23 May 618
589[1]3,000,000 km2 (1,200,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Chen dynasty
Tang dynasty
Today part of

The Sui Dynasty was founded by Emperor Wen, or Yang Jian. Its capital was Chang'an (present-day Xi'an). The dynasty is important because it reunited Southern and Northern China and the Grand Canal was built in that time.

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  1. Taagepera, Rein (1979). "Size and Duration of Empires: Growth-Decline Curves, 600 B.C. to 600 A.D". Social Science History. 3 (3/4): 129. doi:10.2307/1170959. JSTOR 1170959.

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