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Chinese Dynasties & Philosophies (WHI.4e,f)

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civil service system
A system where government officials get jobs based on their ability, not on their political connections.
Confucianism
The Chinese philosophy including an emphasis on education, politeness, respect for elders, ancestor worship, and the idea that humans are good, not bad.
Taoism
The Chinese philosophy including humility, inner peace, and harmony with nature.
Mandate of Heaven
The idea that Chinese rulers got the power to rule from the gods, and could lose the power to rule if they did unjust things.
Great Wall of China
Built by Qin Shi Huangdi to defend against invaders.
The Silk Road
Trade route that connected China with Europe
dynasty
Ruling families