A military leader in charge of a government.
He reunited China in 581 AD and founded Sui dynasty.
A dynasty formed by one of Yangdi's generals after he died.
The most powerful Tang emperor.
She was the only women to rule on her own in the Tang dynasty.
A dynasty formed by a warlord in AD 960 and came after the Tangs.
A type of ceramic ware made by heating fine clay to high temperatures.
He invented movable type.
A popular poet who wrote poems about nature.
Another poet who wrote serious poems about issues.
dry, grass-covered plains
Also known as Temujin, he became emperor and began to build the Mongol Empire.
Genghis Khan's grandson who continued the conquest of China.
A famous European traveler who was sent by Kublai Khan on many explorations.
Also known as Hong Wu, he drove out the Mongols and became emperor. He made his capitol Nanjing and founded Ming dynasty.
He was Hong Wu's son.
a count of people used for tax purposes.
A chinese muslim who was a court official, he led seven voyages to show off China's power and to increase trade.