The Sui Dynasty helped build one of Chinas greatest achievement which was the Great Wall of China . Which was built to protect the people of China , and also for protection from the invaders . The Sui Dynasty second best accomplishment was the building in Granaries which provided them with a stable source of cheap food during the famine years . The Sui Dynasties third accomplishment was the invention of the Grand Canal . This was the biggest accomplishment of the Sui Dynasty , they had slaves dig a canal so that they can trade faster and easier , for them to get around more efficiently . The Grand Canal was extended north from the Hangzhou region across the Yangzi to Yangzhou and then northwest to the region of Luoyang.
Unlike , other Dynasties the Sui Dynasty had five different types of Religions during its time . The most powerful religion during the Sui Dynasty was Buddhism . The Emperor Wen , made himself as a Buddhist leader and the religion of Buddhism became a whole point in the culture of all of China during this time . Another Religion that was also part of the Sui Dynasty was "Taoism " . Which is also known as "Daoism " . Taoism rejects the rules of the world and also rejects power and material things . One other Religion that the Sui Dynasty followed was Confucianism . Confucianism was a philosophy and also a religion that was a way of governing or just a way of life . This is where children listened to elders , friends and where leaders treated their people fairly . People considered there teachers as a "Father Figure " . The fourth religion was Chinese folk religion , was a religious tradition in which the government officials and mostly common people share there religious practices and also beliefs . The last religion the Sui Dynasty full - filled in was the Zoroastrianism which was on of the worlds oldest religion , that influenced other religions .
During , the Sui Dynasty Emperor Wen , made a lot of changes to the political system . The new political system consisted of Three Departments which were the Chancellery, the Secretariat, and the Department of State Affairs . Also , included in this new system , was the Six Ministries . The Six Ministries included of Personnel , Rites , Finance , Justice , Civil Works . and War . The Personnel Ministry helped government officials with promotions and demotions , they were very highly respected and very powerful . The Ministry Rites helped managed the states religions of Taoism and Buddhism . The Finance Ministry collected the taxes . The Justice Ministry supervised the courts and judges . The Civil Works Ministry managed the construction projects of the Sui Dynasty , such as the Great Wall and the Grand Canal . The Ministry of War supervised the army and arranged the top generals .
In the Sui Dynasty a series of economical changes were necessary in order to overcome the financial crisis with what Emperor Wen was being faced with . This happened because due to the long wars and situations existing to Wen 's assumptions . Wen wanted to decrease the gap between the rich and poor , the Sui Dynasty went back to the land equalization system . Which was a historical system of land ownership and distribution in China . While controlling the possession of the land by the rich, the law of land equalization system provided land distribution to all families on the basis of the number of the people in each household . The people were able to farm the land they owned but were prevented from selling it . At the same time, the government brought together the coinage, nationalized the mints and standardized weights and measures . In addition , Emperor Wen charged lower taxes on the farmers and merchants, greatly promoting the development of social economy .
In the Sui Dynasty the Social Classes impacted on the jobs people had . Its like a pyramid at the top of the pyramid there would be Wealthy Landowners (landed gentry) they were at the top of the social class system because they had great wealth and power . Also at the top of the pyramid the Scholar - bureaucrats the scholar gentlemen & the military leaders . In the middle of the pyramid would be the Peasants the people who act asa farmer and also a normal person without a status or wealth , that were mostly Chinese that worked on the land and they lived in small villages , they would be placed as middle class . At the bottom of the pyramid the Merchants who were traders this was an important job back during this time but with little recognition that would be placed here as the lower classes . Also , the artisans the workers in skilled trade . In the social system in the Sui , women weren't allowed to be government officials . The Sui people accomplished a lot through forced labor of men and women .
In the Sui Dynasty it included poetry , pose writing , theatre , and plays , novels and popular stories and encyclopedias . The most popular poetries were She and Ci . The regular style of poetry was called "lushi " this was as long as five to seven and even sometimes six syllabus . The Shi poems were often short and only four or up to eight lines . These were often called jueju " terminated sentences "