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Empires in East Asia Section 1
Tang and Song China
Terms and Names
Tang Taizong – a mighty emperor or founder of the Tang Dynasty. He expanded China, promoted
foreign trade and promoted improvements in agriculture
Wu Zhao - another great Tang leader, the only woman ever to rule China as an emperor, during her
reign parts of Korea were added to the dynasty
movable type – blocks of metal or wood, each bearing a single character that can be arranged to make
up a page for printing. It was an important Chinese technological advance which revolutionized
printing
gentry – a new upper class of wealthy people