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16 Cards in this Set

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Ashikaga Shogunate
The second of Japan's military governments headed by a shogun (a military ruler). Sometimes called the Muromachi Shogunate.
China's northern capital, first used as an imperial capital in 906 and now the capital of the People's Republic of China.
A state formerly located in what is now southern Vietnam. It was hostile to Annam and was annexed by Vietnam and destroyed as an independent entity in 1500.
Cottage industries
Weaving, sewing, carving, and other small-scale industries that can be done in the home. THe laborers, frequently women, are usually independent.
The plant that peoduces fibers from which cotton textiles are woven. Native to India, cotton spread throughout Asia and then to the NEw WOrld. It has been a major cash crop in various places, including early Islamic Iran, Yi Korea, and nineteenth-century Egypt and the United States. A related species was exploited for fiber in pre-Columbia America.
Forbidden City
The walled section of Bejiing where emperors lived between 1121 and 1924. A portion is now a residence for leaders of the People's Republic of China.
The "divine wind," which the Japanese credited with blowing Mongol invaders away from their shores in 1281.
Khubilai Khan
Last of the Mongol Great Khans and founder of the Yuan Empire.
In Tibetan Buddhism, a teacher.
Region of Northeast Asia bounded by the Yalu River on the south and the Amur River on the east and north.
Ming Empire
Empire based in China that Zhu Yuanzhang established after the overthrow of the Yuan Empire. THe MIng emperor Yongle sponsored the building of the Forbidden CIty and the voyages of Zheng He. The later years of the MIng saw a slowdown in technological development and economic decline.
Technology transfer
The communication of specific plans, designs, or educational programs necessary for the use of new technologies from one society or class to another.
Reign period of Zhu Di (1300s-1400s), the third emperor of the Ming Emperor (r. 1400s). He sponsored the building of the Forbidden City, a huge encyclopedia project, the expeditions of Zheng He, and the reopening of China's borders to trade and travel.
Yi kingdom
The Yi dynasty ruled Korea from the fall of the Koryo kingdom to the colonization of Korea by Japan.
Yuan Empire
Empire created in China and SIberia by Khubilai Khan.
Zheng He
An imperial eunuch and Muslim, entrusted by the Ming emperor Yongle with a series of state voyages that took his gigantic ships through the Indian Ocean, from Southeast Asia to Africa.