stories from long ago, that may be true, but can't be proven
a series of rulers from the same family
a hard metal that is a mixture of copper and tin
a kind of grass with small seeds--used to make cereal
Animal bones or turtle shells that people believed could tell the future
Mandate of Heaven
The god-given right to rule China
Yellow River; also called "China's Sorrow" because it wipes out villages when it floods
A Chinese Dynasty that was known for its bronze work
Dynasty that overthrew the Shang; Ruled under the Mandate of Heaven
Shi Huang di (Qin)
1st Emperor of China; had the Terra Cotta army built for his tomb
What is more important than the individual?
Deceased family members that are very important to the Chinese; they often prayed to ancestors
To which dynasty did China's first emperor belong?
The Qin (Chin) Dynasty
How did people from the Han dynasty get government jobs?
They had to take civil service exams to prove their ability
The trade route between China and Europe; it's how silk got out of China
crossbow; gun powder; compass; paper; paper money; ship's rudder; pasta