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3.4 History Vocabulary Words

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Loess
Fine windblown yellow soil.
Clans
Groups of families that claim a common ancestor.
Dynastic Cycle
The rise and fall of dynasties.
Feudalism
A system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed military service and other forms of support to the ruler.
Confucius
Thinker, known to Chinese people as Kong Fuzi
Laozi
Another thinker, helped put forward ideas with Confucius on how to restore social order and maintain harmony with nature.
Philosophy
System of ideas, that was concerned with worldly goals, especially those with ensuring social order and good government.
Filial Piety
Respect for parents above all other duties.
Oracle Bones
Animal bones or turtle shells on which Shang priests wrote questions to the gods or to the spirit of an ancestor.
Calligraphy
An elegant art.