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Dynasties of China
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In 581 this general seized power and established a new dynasty called SUI
Who was the first foreign ruler ever to rule China?
In 1271, Kublai Khan declared himself emperor and founded this dynasty
What dynasty rose to power in 618?
This is based on the understanding of life founded by Siddhartha Gautama
Who invaded northern China destroying more than 90 cities and killing their inhabitants?
What is Reincarnation?
Rebirth into another life
The discovery of this lead to the development of cannons, funs and fireworks
How did Tang rulers encourage economic growth?
Through agricultural reform and trade
Rice became the staple crop of this country
What country printed the world's first paper money?
Who served as tax collector and special envoy to Kublai Khan?
Prized trade item of China
Who was the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty?
What is the Forbidden City?
The site of the emperor's palace in Beijing
Who invented block printing?
Who became China's only female emperor?
What is isolationism?
a period when China rejected foreign contact and influence
How long would China remain under Qing's foreign rule?
Which dynasty strengthened the government by using the civil service examination?
This person taught that people should respect authority and one another
Who built the Grand Canal?
Under the Sui, how did government select new officials?
Who founded Daoism?
What does Genghis Khan mean?
Who sponsored expeditions and encouraged local governments to build schools for commoners?
What is filial piety?
respect for parents
What weakened China internally and internationally?
The Opium Wars
In 1405, who began a series of seven voyages to Asia and Africa?
During the 1700's frustrated British merchants began to...
smuggle the drug opium into China
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