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Chapter 12 Vocabulary Terms China Unites 1. Warlord – A military leader who runs a government. 2. Economy - An organized way in which people produce, sell, and buy goods and services. 3. Reform - A change that tries to bring about an improvement. 4. Tribute - A payment made by one group or nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection. • 5. Monasteries - Religious communities where monks live and work. • 6. Neo-Confucianism – Taught that life in this world was just as important as the afterlife. • 7. Merit System - Bureaucracy based on what a person can do and not on their riches or personal contacts. • 8. Porcelain – A type of ceramic ware that is made of fine clay and baked at high temperatures. • 9. Diamond Sutra - The earliest known printed book which contained Buddhist teachings. • 10. Calligraphy - The art of producing beautiful handwriting. • 11. Tribe - A group of related families. • 12. Steppes - Wide, rolling, grassy plains. • 13. Terror - Violent actions that are meant to scare people into surrendering. • 14. Treason - Disloyalty to the government. • 15. The Forbidden City - Palace at the center of the Imperial City where the emperor and his court lived in luxury for more than 500 years. • 16. Novel - A long fictional story. • 17. Drama - A story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story. • 18. Census - A count of the number of people. • 19. Barbarians - Uncivilized people. • 20. Jesuits - An order of priests known as the pope’s agents in Europe. You are finished!!!!!!