Emperor Sui Wendi. Detail from the painting Portraits of the Emperors by Yan Liben. Ink and color on silk. Wendi’s greatest accomplishment as emperor was the reunification of north and south China. He was a legalist at heart, insisting on the rigid, strict, and uniform enforcement of the law, the imposition of harsh punishments on malefactors, and the bestowal of liberal rewards on the meritorious.
Wendi (family name Yang Jian)