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poor young men could hold government jobs because...
the examinations were based on Confucius's teachings
why did the influence of Confuciansim grow during Han dynasty
to bring back the respect for tradition
a valuable cloth originally made only in China from threads spun by caterpillars called silkworms
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"
closely related people of several generations, such as brothers and sisters, parents, uncles and aunts, cousins, grandparents, and great-grandparents
what the ancient Chinese called China because they thought that China was the center of the earth
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