physical geography of China
created natural barriers to the outside world
where first farming settlements of China developed
the center of early Chinese society
Who taught that loyalty and respect within the family would spread to society at large
poor young men could hold government jobs because...
the examinations were based on Confucius's teachings
outlawed the teachings of Confucius
main goal of this emperor was to expand the Chinese empire by conquering other lands
invention of paper happened during which dynasty
why did the influence of Confuciansim grow during Han dynasty
to bring back the respect for tradition
the kind of money used by a group or a nation
a leader of an armed group
a valuable cloth originally made only in China from threads spun by caterpillars called silkworms
emperor of the Qin dynasty; was the first to unify the Chinese empire
founder of the Han dynasty of China in 202 B.C.; born a peasant; stabilized the government and promoted education
Chinese emperor from 140 B.C. to 86 B.C.; brought the Han dynasty to its peak; expanded the Chinese empire; made Confucianism the state religion
Chinese scholar, astronomer, and historian; wrote the most important history of ancient China, "Historical Records"
an ancient trade route between China and Europe
a protective wall that controls or holds back water
closely related people of several generations, such as brothers and sisters, parents, uncles and aunts, cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents
the group of people whose job is to carry out the work of government
great Chinese philosopher and teacher
system of beliefs and values
what the ancient Chinese called China because they thought that China was the center of the earth
Yellow River; also called "China's Sorrow" because it wipes out villages when it floods
the longest river in China and Asia
a philosophy of ethics, education, and public service based on the writings of Confucius and traditionally thought of as one of the core elements of Chinese culture
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