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China Vocab

China Vocab Michael Gonzalez per.4

1. Tang Taizong A military leader.
2. Bureaucracy It is a system of government with many departments and bureaus, all headed by appointed officials.
3. Empress Wu She was the only woman emperor in Chinese history.
4. Subtle Delicate; finely detailed.
5. Li Bo One of the most famous poets.
6. Minimize To reduce to as little or as few as possible.
7. Scholar-officials Highly educated civil servants who entered government only after passing special examinations.
8. Merit system It is a process for hiring and promoting people based on talent and skills, rather than on wealth or social status.
9. Urbanization The growth of cities.
10. Nirvana Is a state of complete peace.
11. Wuzong An Emperor and devoted Daoist.
12. Retain To hold on to or keep.
13. Zhu Xi The most famous Neo-Confucian thinker.
14. Define To state the meaning of.
15. alter To change.
16. Land tenure The way land is owned and distributed in a region.
17. Compound The combination of different chemical ingredients.
18. Literacy The ability to read or write.
19. Money Economy In which people use currency rather than barter to buy and sell goods.
20. Porcelain A hard and white pottery of extremely fine quality.
Created by: Michael Gonzalez



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