Ancient Chinese Civilizations Vocab.

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civilization

a society that has achieved a high level of culture in government, religion, education, technology, art, and science

archaeologist

a scientist who studies past cultures be analyzing their remains

dynasty

a line of rulers who passed authority down through generations

emperor

the supreme ruler of an empire

terra-cotta

a baked clay material used for statues, pots, and buildings

mongols

nomadic people from Mongolia, a country north of China

cunfucious

a Chinese philopher and scholar born in 551 BC who taught respect for others and the importance of good citizenship

calligraphy

the art of handwriting

bronze

a metal made of copper and tin

silk

a rich fabric woven from the cocoons of silkworms

porcelain

a hard, white cerimac ware commonly known as china

jade

a green, semi-precious stone crafted in jewelry and objects of art

lacquer

a hard, shiny coating on furniture and fine objects

scholar

a highly-educated person

merchant

one who makes a living by buying and selling goods

peasant

a poor farmer or worker

acupuncture

method of treating pain or illness by inserting smail needles into the body

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