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VOCABULARY #23 (Ancient China)

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dynasty
a line of rulers who belong to the same family
aristocrats
nobles whose wealth came from the land they owned
pictographs
characters that stand for objects
ideographs
a kind of character that combines two or more pictographs to represent an idea
bureaucracy
system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
social Class
a group of people who share a similar position in society
Filial Piety
in Confucian thought, one of the virtues to be cultivated, a love and respect for one's parents and ancestors
philosophy
the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Confucianism
a philosophy that's main idea was that people should put the needs of their family and community first
Daoism
a philosophy that's main idea was that people should give up their worldly desires in favor of nature and the Dao
Legalism
a philosophy that's main idea was that society needs a system of harsh laws and strict punishment
acupuncture
treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
The Silk Road
one of the first trade routes in the world
mandate
a formal order
Dao
the proper "Way"
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