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Period of Disunion time of disorder that followed the collapse of the Han dynasty
Grand Canal a canal linking northern and southern China
Empress Wu only woman to rule China during the Tang dynasty
porcelain a thin, beautiful pottery invented in China
woodblock printing a form of printing in which an entire page is carved into a block of wood, covered with ink, and pressed to a piece of paper to create a printed page
gunpowder a mixture of powders used in guns and explosives
compass an instrument that uses the earth's magnetic field to indicate direction
bureaucracy a body of unelected government officials
civil service service as a government official
scholar-official an educated member of China's government who passed a series of written examinations
Genghis Khan Ruler of the Mongols, he led his people in attacks against China and agains other parts of Asia. His names means "universal leader."
Kublai Khan Mongol ruler he completed the conquest of China and founded the Yuan dynasty
Zheng He Chinese admiral during the Ming Dynasty, he led great voyages that spread China's fame throughout Asia
isolationism a policy of avoiding contact with other countries
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