Flashcards in ch 12 pt 2 Deck (13)
The walled section of Beijing where emperors lived between 1121 and 1924. A portion is now a residence for leaders of the People's Republic of China.
China's northern capital, first used as an imperial capital in 906 and now the capital of the People's Republic of China.
625 - 705 First Chinese empress who ruled during the Tang dynasty and unified the empire
Also known as Temujin; he united the Mongol tribes into an unstoppable fighting force; created largest single land empire in history.
(1215-1294) Grandson of Genghis Khan and founder of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty in China.
An imperial eunuch and Muslim, entrusted by the Ming emperor Yongle with a series of state voyages that took his gigantic ships through the Indian Ocean, from Southeast Asia to Africa.
The short dynasty between the Han and the Tang; built the Grand Canal, strengthened the government, and introduced Buddhism to China
(618-907 CE) The Chinese dynasty that was much like the Han, who used Confucianism. This dynasty had the equal-field system, a bureaucracy based on merit, and a Confucian education system.
(960-1279 CE) The Chinese dynasty that placed much more emphasis on civil administration, industry, education, and arts other than military.
rulers: Genghis and Kublai Khan, great nomadic warriors on horseback w/ arrows