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Flashcards in Post-Classical China Deck (13):
1

Sinicization

the making of something more Chinese, converting cultures taken over to their own

2

Xuanzang

Buddhist monk who traveled and wrote about India and Chinese interactions

3

Grand Canal

hand dug canal connecting Yellow and Yangzi Rivers, connected Chang'an to outside world, big for trade

4

Sui Dynasty

short Dynasty that had regulated taxes and land, established new capital at time, Confucianism re-established

5

Li Shimin

Emperor and founder of Tang,

6

Tang Empire

Golden Age, Confuscianism huge, great military, civil service, Wu Zhou, great trade, Buddhism backlash, people revolt agains religion and empire

7

Song Empire

Tang divided into smaller countries, tech advanced, big military

8

Gunpowder

used as explosives first, no guns at time, defensive weapon

9

Neo-Confucianism

Zhou Xi founder, sage: ideal human

10

Zen Buddhism

school of Mahayana Buddhism

11

Moveable Type

invented in Korea, allowed for texts to be made and wide-spread throughout China

12

"Flying Money"

"IOUs" didn't have to carry money just exchange info and pay back later

13

Tributary Relationship/System

little countries would recognize others as more militarily advanced and pay in money (tribute) or gifts to pay for protection so they didn't need to fund their own military