The fall of the Sui in the early 17th century led to a new power, one that revolutionized the social and empirical structure. At its height, the Tang Empire stretched from what is now Manchuria in the northeast into what is now Vietnam in the southwest. Building on the reunification of northern China and the southern China by the Sui dynasty. The Tang Empire established a strong, centralized state system, which brought together the aristocratic
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silk. But the most important of all they learned how to govern through law and institutions, creating a bureaucracy to a centrally controlled national government that was capable of effectively taxing its subjects and keeping the peace.
Richard Hooker. “Ancient China: The Tang, 618-970”
World Civilizations. 06-06-1999. 10/18/00
J.A.G. Roberts. A Concise History Of China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999