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WH Ch. 12

WH Ch. 12 Terms

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Tang Taizong emperor of the Tang Dynasty that that expanded the empire by reconquering the northern and western lands that China had lost since the decline of the Han Dynasty
Wu Zhao ruler during the campain in Korea
movable type blocks of metal or wood, each bearing a single character,t hat can be arranged to make up a page for printing
gentry a class of powerful, well-to-do people who enjoy a high social status
pastoralist a member of a nomadic group that herd domesticated animals
clan a group of people descended from a common ancestor
Genghis Khan "universal ruler" of the Mongol clans
Pax Mongolica Mongol Peace
Kublai Khan the grandson of Genghis Khan
Marco Polo most famous European to visit China who was a young Venetian trader
Shinto Japan's earliest religion, means "way of the gods"
samurai one of the professional warriors who served Japanese feudal lords
Bushido demanding code of behavior that the Samurai lived by
shogun in feudal Japan, a supreme military commander who ruled in the name of the emperor
Khmer Empire now Cambodia, was for centuries the main power on the Southeast Asian mainland
Angkor Wat one of the world's greatest architectural achievements; complex, which covers nearly a square mile, was built as a symbolic mountain dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu
Koryu Dynasty a dynasty that ruled Korea; it's society was sharply divided between a landed aristocracy and the rest of the population (including the military, commoners, and slaves)
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