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

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