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  • 1. Emperor Wen Ti
  • 2. General Information
    • His name was Yang Chien
      • FUN FACT: He changed his name to Wen Ti meaning “heavenly mandate”
    • He was the founder and first emperor of the Sui Dynasty
    • The second and the last emperor of this Dynasty was his son
  • 3. His Accomplishments
    • He reunified China after 300 years
    • The Grand Canal was extended north in order to bring north and south together through transportation
  • 4. More Accomplishments
    • Started the idea of public works
      • Raised taxes to administer public works
        • Built granaries around capitals
        • Strengthened portions of the Great Wall of China
        • Re-built two capitals near the Yellow River
  • 5. Even More Accomplishments
    • He started the Land-Equalization Policy
      • Gave land based on the size of the family
      • Existing landowners were allowed keep their property but were only allowed to farm the land
      • Landowners could not sell it
  • 6. My Opinion
    • Wen Ti was a great ruler because;
      • He helped his people by giving land equally based on family size
      • He protected them by fortifying the Great Wall in the north
      • Building granaries kept them from starving
  • 7. Fun Facts
    • Wen Ti was a Buddhist but his government supported Confucianism
    • His Dynasty did not last long but he got a lot accomplished
    • It was rumored that his son, the Prince, strangled him (not likely)
  • 8. References
    • http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/china/classical_imperial_china/sui.html
    • http://www.pressarchive.net/a.php?sName=Emperor_Wen_of_Sui_China&nNewsStories=1