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Medieval China cards

Info from the Sui to the Ming.

Why did China trade mostly by sea rather than through their mainland? It was safer
What mountain range protected them from invaders south of China? The Himalayas
What nations to the east did China trade with? Japan, Korea, the Philippines
When a dynasty is believed to be chosen by heaven to rule? The mandate of heaven
Dynasty that fell because of corruption, food shortages, and nomadic invasions resulting in 361 years of chaos. The Han dynasty
Chinese belief system based on morality, order, and mutual respect in relationships. Confucianism
What were the 3 types of people we looked at that were chosen to work in dynasties' bureaucracy? aristocrats, scholars and foreigners
Wealthy people employed by the Han, Sui and Tang Dynasty to help run govt.? aristocrats
People who were educated and had to take an exam to be part of a bureaucracy? scholars
Govt. workers hired by the Mongols to help govern China? foreigners
What were 3 agricultural changes that led to prosperity in China? faster growing, chain pumps, use of water buffalo
Term that means the development of a city? Urbanization
Why did the Chinese develop paper money? lack of copper
The original founder of the Mongol empire Genghis Khan
Who was the later Mongol leader of China? Kublai Khan
Who was the famous European explorer who traveled the Silk Road and met with Kublai Khan? Marco Polo
What dynasty overthrew the Mongols after Kublai Khan's death? The Ming dynasty
Which Ming Emperor built the forbidden city? Yongle
What admiral sailed China's fleet to Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and Africa btn. 1405-1433? Zheng He
What was rebuilt and created to protect the Ming and Beijing from Mongol invaders? The Great Wall
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