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The Sui dynasty (Chinese: 隋朝; pinyin: Suí cháo) was a short-lived imperial dynasty of China of pivotal significance (581–618). The Sui unified the Northern and Southern dynasties, thus ending the long period of division following the fall of the Western Jin Dynasty, and laying the foundations for the much longer lasting Tang dynasty.
This dynasty was founded by Emperor Wen of Sui. Wen and his successor Yang spread and encouraged Buddhism throughout the empire.
They also implemented various economic and agricultural reforms that let to a golden age of prosperity with vast agricultural surplus that supported rapid population growth.
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