15 terms

VOCABULARY #25

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warlord
a military leader who runs a government.
economy
the organized way in which people produce, sell, and buy goods and services.
reform
a change that tries to bring out an improvement.
monastery
a religious community where monks live and work.
porcelain
a type of ceramic ware that is made of fine clay and baked at high temperatures.
calligraphy
the art of producing beautiful handwriting.
tribe
a group of related families.
steppe
a wide, rolling, grassy plain.
terror
violent actions that are meant to scare people into surrendering.
treason
a crime of disloyalty to the government.
census
a count of the number of people usually done by the government.
barbarian
an uncivilized person
Confucianism
system of beliefs introduced by Confucius; taught that people needed to have a sense of duty to their family and community in order to bring peace to society.
Daoism
Chinese philosophy based on the teachings of Laozi, taught that people should turn to nature and give up their worldly concerns.
Legalism
Chinese philosophy developed by Hanfeizi; taught that humans are naturally evil and therefore need to be ruled by harsh laws.