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Unit 9 Ch 14

Later China

Period of Disunion 300 years of no central government after the fall of the Han Dynasty
Grand Canal man-made waterway linking northern and southern China
Empress Wu only female ruler of China
porcelain thin, beautiful type of pottery; often referred to as "china"
celadon porcelain painted with a pale green glaze
Li Bo celebrated poet of the Tang Dynasty
woodblock printing a form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood
gunpowder an explosive mixture originally used in fireworks
compass an instrument that uses the magnetic field of the earth to show direction
bureaucracy a government with departments run by unelected government officials
civil service work done as a government official
scholar-official an educated member of the government in China
Genghis Khan ruler of the Mongol Empire 1211-1227
Kublai Khan grandson of Genghis who ruled the Yuan Dynasty in China
Yuan Dynasty the period when the Mongols ruled China
Zheng He great sailor of the Ming Dynasty who led voyages around Asia
Forbidden City huge palace complex built during the Ming Dynasty
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