A hard gemstone often used in jewelry
A prediction by a wise person, or a person who makes a prediction
A person of high rank who owned land but owed loyalty to his king
A farmer with a small farm
Chinese philosopher, he was the most influential teacher in Chinese history. His teachings, called Confucianism, focused on morality, family, society, and government.
A philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government
A philosophy that developed in China and stressed the belief that one should live in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality
Chinese philospoher, he was the most famous Daoist teacher. He is credited with writing The Way and Its Power, Daoism's basic text.
The Chinese belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled
Ruler of China, he united China for the first time. He built roads and canals and began the Great Wall of China. he also imposed a standard system of laws, money, weights, and writing system in China.
A barrier made of walls across China's northern frontier
A device that uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time of day
A device that measures the strength of an earthquake
The Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to cure disease or relieve pain
A soft, light, and highly valued fabric developed in China
A network of trade routes that stretched across Asia from China to the Mediterranean Sea
The spread of ideas from one culture to another