Empress Wu Zetian
the only female empress, she ruled through her son, but was really in charge
was built and ruled from by the Ming Dynasty, no one but the emperor and bureaucracy could come in it, isolation
the universal ruler (in 1206 AD), he led the Mongolian Empire and conquered vast lands
Inventions (Song Dynasty)
printing press, gunpowder, paper money, compass, etc.
Genghis Khan's grandson, he ruled in the Yuan Dynasty, conquered China and declared himself emperor
a European explorer who visited the Yuan Dynasty
(ruled 1368-1644) age of exploration, restored Chinese traditions with a more centralized rule, built and ruled by the Forbidden City, with Admiral Zheng He as ruler who explored with a huge fleet, the next emperor isolated them and made them the "hermit kingdom"
the era on Mongol peace, after Genghis Khan died and empire was split into four empires
(ruled 1644-1911) last Chinese dynasty, continued isolation and rejected trade with the west, when Europe forced them to open, they toppled
(ruled from 960-1279) the age of invention, expanded the civil service system allowing anyone to take exams, had lots of art, and invented many things that influence our lives today
(ruled from 618-907 AD) the Golden Age, with Buddhism as the main religion, with the female empress Wu Zetian, in renewed a strong central government with bureaucracy to China
areas conquered by the Mongolian Empire that could keep their own rule but had to supply resources to the empire
(ruled 1279-1368) Mongol rules, conquered China with Kublai Khan as declared emperor, tried to conquer Japan but was stopped twice by typhoons, visited by Marco Polo
an admiral who took large fleets to explore