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oracle bone

an animal bone or turtle shell used by the Shang kings of China to communicate w/ and influence the gods

pictograph

a picture or drawing that represents a word or an idea in an early

system of writing

the writing system that the Chinese used to trade and communicate-everyone could speak different languages but everyone used the same writing/alphabet

dynastic cycle

the pattern of the rise and fall of dynasties

Mandate of Heaven

an ancient Chinese belief that a good ruler has the gods' approval

philosophy

an investigation of basic truths about the universe, based on logical reasoning

Legalism

the belief that a ruler should use the legal system to force people to obey laws

Confucianism

a philosophy based on the teaching of Confucius (551-479 B.C), as recorded in the collection called the Analects

filial piety

respect for one's parents and ancestors-an important teaching of Confucianism

Daosim (Taoism)

a belief system said to have begun with the sixth-century-B.C. philosopher Laozi. Daoism emphasizes living in harmony w/ nature

Qin

a state of ancient China

Shi Huangdi

a Chinese ruler who came to power in 221 B.C. and unified and expanded China by ending internal battles and conquering rival states

Han Dynasty

a Chinese dynasty begun in 202 B.C. by Liu Bang, which reunified China

bureaucracy

a system of organized government departments staffed by appointed officials

Silk Roads

the overland trade routes along which silk and other Chinese goods passed to Mesopotamia and Europe

trans-Eurasian

involving the continents of Europe and Asia

cultural diffusion

the spread of ethnic ideas and customs to other areas of the world

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