chapter 8 vocabulary
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a man who has been castrated
a collection of short literary or philosophical extracts
the first known female Chinese historian
a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius
the central Daoist text
a Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu
an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC
a dynasty that ruled in China from the 11th century bc to 256 bc
Yellow Turban uprising
a peasant revolt in China against the Eastern Han dynasty
ancient Chinese collection of philosophical writings attributed to Xun Kuang, a 3rd century BC philosopher
a confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Asian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD
a Chinese city that was the capital of China in the Qin dynasty
the authoritative source on the Confucian tenet of xiào/ "filial piety"
a prefecture-level city in northwest central Gansu province
a Han Dynasty official who seized the throne from the Liu family and founded the Xin Dynasty
a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
a Chinese historian of the early Han dynasty
an important Chinese statesman of the State of Qin during the Warring States period
the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose.
the founder of the Qin dynasty and was the first emperor of a unified China
a dynasty that ruled China 221-206 bc and was the first to establish rule over a united China. The construction of the Great Wall of China was begun during this period.
the second imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin dynasty and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period.
an ancient Chinese text attributed to foundational political philosopher, "Master" Han Fei.
seventh emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141-87 BC. His reign lasted 54 years
a Chinese philosophical term often translated as "gentleman" or "superior person"
a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history
an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer
Chinese political philosophy based on the idea that a highly efficient and powerful government is the key to social order
a Chinese unit of distance, equal to about 0.3 mile (0.5 km)
the founder and first emperor of the Han dynasty, reigning from 202 - 195 BC.
fourth known Xiongnu ruler and the founder of the Xiongnu Empire
Period of Warring States
an era in ancient Chinese history following the Spring and Autumn period and concluding with the Qin wars of conquest that saw the annexation of all other contender states
A grammar that is produced by prescriptive linguistics