Chinese History A-Z

Can you guess these people, places, and things from Chinese history starting with each letter of the alphabet?
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Last updated: February 24, 2020
First submittedOctober 13, 2019
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A
The first stable capital in Chinese history
Anyang
B
Empire from which Christian monks steal the secret for making Silk
Byzantine Empire
C
Historical alternative name of China in the English language
Cathay
D
Tibetan religious leader who fled Tibet after the Chinese invasion of the region
Dalai Lama
E
During the Ming dynasty, the government employs 100,000 of these type of people,
considered trustworthy because they could bear no children
Eunuchs
F
Spiritual-exercise movement that has been brutally oppressed by China since 1999
Falun Gong
G
Communist economic program that resulted about 30 million deaths due to famine
Great Leap Forward
H
Technological company that has been accused of spying on people for the Chinese
government in 2018 by the American government
Huawei
I
Country China wared against in 1962
India
J
President who officially introduced the term "socialist market economy"
Jiang Zemin
K
Mongol ruler who established the Yuan dynasty after his conquest of China
Kublai Khan
L
Philosopher who founded Taoism
Laozi
M
Region Portugal returned to China in 1999
Macau
N
This city faced a major massacre by the Japanese in 1937 and 1938
Nanjing
O
Drug the British smuggled into China in order to trade tea
Opium
P
Italian merchant whose travels throughout Eastern Asia described to Europeans
the great wealth and size of China and its capital Peking in a book
Marco Polo
Q
The last imperial dynasty that ruled over China
Qing
R
Food that has been rumored to be manufactured as plastics in China since 2011
Rice
S
During the rule of this dynasty the first use of banknotes, gunpowder, as well as the
first discernment of true north using a compass came to be
Song
T
Series of sculptures depicting the army of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
Terracotta Army
U
Term for the 2014 Hong Kong protests
Umbrella Revolution
V
China fought a war against this country in the Third Indochina War in 1979
Vietnam
W
This Chinese empress improved the rights of women in China
Wu Zetian
X
Term limits are removed in 2018, allowing this president to stay in power indefinitely
Xi Jinping
Y
Province in which tea is believed to have been originating from
Yunnan
Z
The given name of the first communist leader, Mao
Zedong
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