Sui Dynasty

Reunited China in AD 581

Diamond Sutra

The earliest known printed book

Yangdi

built the grand canal to unite the Huang He and Chang Jiang rivers

porcelain

a material made of clayand baked at high temperatures

Song Dynasty

ruled from AD 960 to AD 1279

Genghis Khan

United the Mongols and conquered a vast territory

Zhu Yuanzhang

Founded the Ming Dynasty

novels

long fictional stories pupular during the ming dynasty

Jesuits

a special group of roman catholic priests

Marco Polo

A famous European traveler who visited China

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