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2 China A Visual Presentation By James and Aaron

3 Lasted from Followed the collapse of the Han Dynasty Popularity of Buddhism and Taoism grew Period of Disunion

4 Only woman to rule China Married to a sickly emperor Deemed two sons unfit to rule Killed her own son and blamed it on Empress Wang in order to become ruler Brought stability and prosperity although widely disliked Empress Wu

5 Age of Buddhism Many people donated land/money to temples Buddhism influenced art, literature, and architecture Lasted Ended when Tang emperor launched campaign against religion

6 Chinese became expert farmers (Grew rice, wheat, barley; invented backbone pump) Cities grew, giving a population of over 1 million Woodblock printing, Gunpowder, Compass, etc. invented. Tang and Song Achievements

7 Confucianism Based on ideas of Confucius Confucius argued that society would function best if people concerned for others and had appropriate behavior As Buddhism gained popularity, Confucianism lost influence Neo-Confucianism emphasized spiritual matters Neo-Confucianism became official government teachings during Song Dynasty

8 Scholar-Officials Scholar Officials- educated member of the government One would become one by taking a test Only a small fraction of people taking the test could reach a high level and be given a position in the government Were admired for knowledge and paid for aid

9 Ghengis Khan Born as Temüjin Organized all the Mongol tribes together to rule a large part of Asia During death in 1227, all of Northern china was in control

10 Kublai Khan Son of Ghengis Khan Became ruler of Mongols in 1260 Finished conquest of China in 1279 He and Mongols belonged to a different ethnic group then the Chinese (Different gods, language, clothing, etc.) Started Yuan Dynasty

11 Yuan Dynasty Mongols placed heavy taxes on Chinese Mongol soldiers were sent throughout China to guard and keep watch on the Chinese Much of the Yuan Dynasty is from an Italian merchant named Marco Polo Ended when Zhu Yuanzhang led a rebel army to victory over the Mongols in 1368

12 Ming Dynasty Led by Zhu Yuanzhang Lasted One of the most stable and prosperous times in Chinas history Expanded Chinas fame overseas Sponsored incredible building projects over China

13 Zheng He Greatest sailor of the Ming period Led seven grand voyages around Asia between 1405 and 1433 Sailed fleet throughout Indian Ocean Once returned to China with representatives from over 20 nations

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