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a river that flows through central China from the mountains of Tibet to the Pacific Ocean


mountain range in Southern Asia on the border between India and Tibet


the earliest Chinese dynasty

Oracle Bones

Shang dynasty creation; priests would carve questions onto cattle bones or turtle shells, heat the bones until they cracked, and read the patterns in the cracks to predict the future


a relative who lived in the past


a series of rulers from the same family


dynasty that ruled after the Shang; longest-lasting dynasty in Chinese history


pursuit of wisdom and understanding


philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government


philosophy that developed in China and stressed the belief that one should live in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality

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