|Dimensiones||40 × 58,5 cm|
The founder of the dynasty, Yang Jian (581-604), posthumously titled Emperor Wen (Emperor Wen), was originally a general of the Northern Zhou Dynasty. His greatest achievements include government codification to simplify internal management, criminal law reform, and numerous public works projects, including the creation of a complex system of canals linking the Yellow, Huai, and Yangtze Rivers. Wendi was also a proponent of Buddhism and encouraged the spread of the religion in his territory. In 589, he defeated the Chen Dynasty in southern China and unified the whole of China.