Vocabulary Quiz 61-70

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Yangtze

a river that flows through central China from the mountains of Tibet to the Pacific Ocean

Himalayas

mountain range in Southern Asia on the border between India and Tibet

Xia

the earliest Chinese dynasty

Oracle Bones

Shang dynasty creation; priests would carve questions onto cattle bones or turtle shells, heat the bones until they cracked, and read the patterns in the cracks to predict the future

Ancestor

a relative who lived in the past

Dynasty

a series of rulers from the same family

Zhou

dynasty that ruled after the Shang; longest-lasting dynasty in Chinese history

Philosophy

pursuit of wisdom and understanding

Confucianism

philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government

Daoism

philosophy that developed in China and stressed the belief that one should live in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality

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