World Civ Chp. 13 Medieval Far East

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  1. Li Bo
    Greatest Tang poet. Lover of life and freedom, and wrote some 2,000 poems celebrating harmony with nature.
  2. Pagoda
    A multistoried temple with eaves that curve up at the corners dedicated to holy people.
  3. Temujin/ "Genghiz Khan"
    Temujin, later became known as Genghiz Khan, was the supreme leader of the Mongols.
  4. Murasaki Shikibu
    Lady Murasaki: best known Heian writer and was the rival of Sei Shonagon. Her monumental work, the Tale of Genji, was the world's first full-length novel.
  5. Zheng He
    A voyager, one who commanded the first of seven expeditions.
  6. Kublai Khan
    Genghiz Khan's grandson who toppled the last Song emperor in 1279.
  7. Marco Polo
    Italian merchant who was one of the many visitors to China during the Yuan dynasty. In his writings he left a vivid account of the wealth and splendor of China.
  8. Zhu Yuanzheng
    A peasant leader who forged a rebel army that toppled the Mongols and pushed them back beyond the Great Wall.
  9. The Ming Dynasty came into being after the ________ were pushed out of China.
  10. Choson
    The Mongols occupied Korea until the late 1350s; the brilliant Korean general Yi Song-gye set up this dynasty.
  11. King Sejong
    Korea's most celebrated ruler; he decided to replace the complex Chinese system of writing. Sjong had experts develop hangul.
  12. Hangul
    An alphabet using symbols to represent the sounds of spoken Korean.
  13. Two Religions that greatly influenced Korean culture were...
    Confucianism & Buddhism
  14. Korea's role between China and Japan has been that of a...
    younger brother who owed respect and loyalty to his older brother.
  15. Koreans improved on the Chinese invention of the woodblock printing with...
    movable metal type to print large numbers of books.
  16. When Japan tried to invade the Asain mainland by the way of the Korea, the Koreans...
    used metal-plated "turtle boats"
  17. Shinto
    Worship of the forces of nature: "The way of the gods"
  18. (the) Fujiwara
    Wealthy court family; wielded real power.
  19. Sei Shonogan
    A lady in waiting to be empress. She wrote The Pillow Book.
  20. Lady Murasaki
    Lady Murasaki: best known Heian writer and was the rival of Sei Shonagon. Her monumental work, the Tale of Genji, was the world's first full-length novel.
  21. Yoritomo Minamoto
    Appointed shogun in 1192 (supreme military commander).
  22. Samurai
    Lesser warriors; means "those who serve"; they were the fighting aristrocracy of a wartorn land.
  23. Bushido
    "Way of the warrior"; Code that emphasized honor, bravery, and absolute loyalty to one's lord.
  24. Mongol Invasions/The Divine Wind/Kamikaze
    • Mongol Invasions: rivalry between warlords when Japan refused to acepte Mongol rule Kublai Khan launched an invasion from Korea.
    • Kamikaze: means "the divine wind"
  25. Shogun
    Supreme military commander
  26. Daimyo
    Great warrior lords
  27. Kabuki
    Popular new form of drama; actors used exaggerated movements to convey action.
  28. Haiku
    Japanese poem with 3 lines and 17 syllables.
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World Civ Chp. 13 Medieval Far East
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World Civ Chp. 13 Medieval Far East Vocab
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