History and Name Part 4
Throughout its history, the Shàolín monks have joined with the government to fight against bandits and foreign invaders. Towards the end of the Suí Cháo 隋朝- Sui Dynasty around 621, they joined with the King of Qin Lǐ Shì Mín 李世民 (598-649). Later on, Li Shi Min became the second Táng Cháo Huángdì 唐朝皇帝 Tang Dynasty Emperor of the Tang Dynasty, which was the one of the greatest dynasty in China. Today, in the west, when people talk about China Town, they say “Táng Rén Jiē 唐人街 – Tang people street”. Lǐ Shì Mín is respected as he is regarded as one of the best Emperors of China. Lǐ Shì Mín was fighting against a rebellion lead by Wáng Shì Chōng 王世充 , in the Luòyáng 洛陽 area. Wáng Shì Chōng put his nephew, Wáng Rén 王仁, in charge of the area where Shàolín Temple was and he took land from the temple and forced the monks to go back to become normal civilians.