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10 terms

Vocabulary Quiz 61-70

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Yangtze
a river that flows through central China from the mountains of Tibet to the Pacific Ocean
Himalayas
mountain range in Southern Asia on the border between India and Tibet
Xia
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
Ancestor
a relative who lived in the past
Dynasty
a series of rulers from the same family
Zhou
dynasty that ruled after the Shang; longest-lasting dynasty in Chinese history
Philosophy
pursuit of wisdom and understanding
Confucianism
philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government
Daoism
philosophy that developed in China and stressed the belief that one should live in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality