king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BC to 210 BC, ruling under the name First Emperor.
Originally a vassal family of Shang China; possibly turkish in origin; overthrew the shang and established the 2nd Chinese dynasty
Philosopher; Wrote elaborate statements on political ethics which became the core to Chinese living
Chinese defensive fortification intended to keep out the nomadic invaders from the north; initiated during the Qin Dynasty under the rule of Shi huangdi
interconnected series of routes through Southern Asia traversed by caravan and ocean vessel.