Tai ji A discipline of physical exercise, characterized by slow, deliberate, balletic movements.
Tian Heaven or the sky.
Uigur Substantial minority of Turkic people, living mainly in Xinjiang.
Yuan China's unit of currency. Also a courtyard or garden (and the name of the Mongol dynasty).
Zhongnanhai The compound, next to the Forbidden City, that serves as Communist Party headquarters.
Zhonglou Bell tower, usually twinned with a drum tower. The bell it contained was rung at dawn and in emergen-
Zhuang Villa or manor.