13What was the Grand Canal? This was built in the 7th century during the reign of Yangdi during the Sui Dynasty and connected the Huang He River with the Yangtze River basin in the south.
14What was flying money?This was a Chinese credit system that provided safety for merchants and could be redeemed at the end of a journey and prevented robbery.
15Who was Empress Wu ?She was the Tang ruler who encouraged the building of Buddhist temples and tried to elevate Buddhism to the state religion of China.
16Who was Xuanzong?He was the leading emperor of the Tang Dynasty who reigned from 713 until 755.
17Who was Yang Guifei? She was the royal concubine who wielded power during the Tang Dynasty and her influence eventually led to a revolt.
18What was neo-Confucianism? This movement revived ancient Chinese traditions of loyalty to family and social position during the Song era and developed a hostility to outside influences that influenced Chinese culture for years.
19Who was Zhu Xi?He was the most prominent of the neo-Confucian scholars who stressed applying the principals of traditional Chinese culture to everyday life.
20Who were the Tangut Tribes ? They were the nomadic people from Tibet who established a kingdom southwest of the Liao kingdom.
21Who was Wuzong?He was an emperor who openly prosecuted Buddhists during the Tang Dynasty burned monasteries and confiscated Buddhist lands.
22What was Chan Buddhism?This was the type of Buddhism practiced more by the elite and was also adopted by the elite of Japan in the form of Zen Buddhism.
23This was the largest city in the world during the Tang Dynasty. What was Chang’an?This was the largest city in the world during the Tang Dynasty.