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A Visual

By James
and Aaron

Lasted from 220

Followed the collapse of the Han

Popularity of Buddhism and
Taoism grew

Period of Disunion

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

Age of Buddhism

Many people donated
land/money to temples

Buddhism influenced art,
literature, and architecture

Lasted 400

Ended when Tang emperor
launched campaign against

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


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

Confucianism emphasized spiritual

Confucianism became official
government teachings during Song


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

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

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

Yuan Dynasty

Mongols placed heavy taxes on Chinese

Mongol soldiers were sent throughout
China to guard and keep watch on the

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

Ming Dynasty

Led by Zhu Yuanzhang

Lasted 1368

One of the most stable and prosperous
times in China’s history

Expanded China’s fame overseas

Sponsored incredible building projects
over China

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

The End