AP World Unit 0.1

Song Dynasty

During this Chinese dynasty (960 - 1279 AD) China saw many important inventions. There was a magnetic compass; had a navy; traded with india and persia (brought pepper and cotton); paper money, gun powder; landscape black and white paintings

bureaucratic state

Government run by administrative bureaus or divisions and staffed by non elected officials.


Had inspectors who checked on government officials to make sure they were doing their jobs

Examination System

A system of selecting officials based on competitive written examinations.

China's economic revolution

A major rise in prosperity that took place in China under the Song dynasty (960-1279), which was marked by rapid population growth, urbanization, economic specialization, the development of an immense network of internal waterways, and a great increase in industrial production and technological innovation.

Champa Rice

Quick-maturing rice that can allow two harvests in one growing season. Originally introduced into Champa from India, it was later sent to China as a tribute gift by the Champa state (as part of the tributary system.)

Urbanized China

China's capital during the Song dynasty, with a population at its height of more than a million people.