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6th SS - Chapter 12

Chapter 12: New Empires in Asia

world's largest continent Asia
world's tallest mountain peak Mt. Everest
plateau where many of Asia's powerful rivers begin Tibetan Plateau
archipelago island chain
monsoon seasonal winds
remains of the eastern half of the Roman Empire was called what Byzantine Empire
capital of the Byzantine Empire Constantinople
modern day Constantinople Istanbul
supreme ruler of the Ottoman Empire sultan
a religious leader of the Ottoman Empire responsible for interpreting the laws of Islam for the Ottoman Empire grand mufti
powerful sultan whose empire sprawled across 3 continents between 1520-1566 Suleyman the Magnificent
dynasty that was a golden age for China, expanded borders, united the empire Tang Dynasty
the only woman emperor in Chinese history Wu Hou
dynasty that was a period of culture and economic development, gun powder was developed Song Dynasty
Mongol military and political genius who united Mongol communities, had a giant army, and controlled most of Northern China Genghis Khan
form of Chan Buddhism that emphasizes the relationship between teacher and pupil Zen
structure that connected the Huang He and Chang rivers Grand Canal
fine pottery porcelain
grandson of Genghis Khan who founded the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
ancient trade route that connected Asia with Europe Silk Road
walled area of palaces and temples that the Chinese emperor lived in Forbidden City
person who claimed to be a descendant of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, ruler of the Mughal Empire Babur
grandson of Babur who became known as the greatest ruler of Mughal India and improved the lives of Hindus and had great religious tolerance Akbar
grandson of Akbar who expanded the Mughal Empire and built the Taj Mahal Shah Jahan
name of the structure that Shah Jahan built for his late and favorite wife Taj Mahal
where did the Japanese people originate from mainland Asia
two countries and cultures that heavily influenced Japanese culture China and Korea
Japanese religion that believes that everything in nature has its own spirit; also means "way of the gods" Shinto
Japanese people believed that Japan's emperor was descended from who sun goddess
ruler who controlled large areas of land; also called a lord daimyo
soldiers who fought for and protected the land of the daimyos (lords); most important duty was to be loyal samurai
highest military leader of Japan shogun
family that unified Japan and remained at peace for over 200 years Tokugawa
old city of Edo modern day Tokyo
popular theater and form of entertainment that dealt with masks, costumes, and makeup that told stories of samurai and their duties and freedoms kabuki
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