AP World History Stearns--Chapter 12
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The capital of the Song dynasty
Member of a prominent Chinese family; proclaimed himself emperor
The successor of Wendi; murdered his father to obtain the throne
The Duke of Tang; one of Yangdi's officials
Capital of Tang Dynasty; population of 2 million
Ministry of Rites
Administered examinations to students from Chinese government schools or those recommended by distinguished scholars
Title granted to students who passed the most difficult Chinese examination on all of Chinese literature; became immediate dignitaries and eligible for high office
pure land Buddhism
Emphasized salvationist aspects of Chinese Buddhism; popular among masses of Chinese society
Stressed mediation and appreciation of natural and artistic beauty; popular with members of elite Chinese society
Chinese emperor of the Tang Dynasty; openly persecuted Buddhism in favor of Confucian ideology
Royal concubine during reign of Xuanzong
Founder of Song dynasty; originally a general following the fall of Tang
Revived ancient Confucian teachings in Song China
Most prominent neo-Confucian scholar in the Song dynasty
The chief minister of the Song Shenzong emperor; tried to ward off the impending collapse of the dynasty by introducing sweeping reforms
Founders of the Qin kingdom that succeeded the Liao in northern China
Chinese credit vouchers
Famous Tang poet
A military leader of nomadic origin, who in 755 led a widely supported revolt to replace the Tang dynasty
Practice in Chinese society to mutilate women's feet in order to make them smaller; produced pain and restricted women's movement; made it easier to confine women to the household.
Built in the 7th century during the reign of Yangdi during Sui dynasty; designed to link the original centers of Chinese civilization on the north China plain with the Yangtze River basin to the south; nearly 1200 miles long.
Rump state of Song Dynasty from 1127 to 1279; carved out of much larger domains ruled by the Tang and Northern Song; culturally one of the most glorious regions in Chinese history.
Warring States Period
a fight over control of China in the centuries after the fall of the Han in 589, Wendi and his army attacked and conquered the weak and divided the Chen Kingdom, reuniting the traditional core areas of Chinese civilization.
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