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Arts and Humanities
Ancient China Vocabulary
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A river that runs through northern China, "River of Sorrow" because of frequent flooding.
River in central China
a hard gemstone
people of high rank
First Chinese dynasty
one of the first Chinese dynasties, ruled from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
the longest lasting Chinese dynasty, during which the use of iron was introduced.
farmers with small farms
Founder of Confucianism
The system of ethics taught by Confucius
a record of the words from Confucius
A religion in China which emphasizes the removal from society and to become one with nature.
Founder of Daoism
the belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled
founder of the Qin dynasty and China's first emperor
The first dynasty of China that used Legalism as its base of belief.
Great Wall of China
A huge wall that is over 6000 miles, which was built to keep the Mongolians in the north out of China.
imperial dynasty that ruled China from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries
emperor of Han dynasty who made Confucianism the official philosophy
uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time of day
a device that measures the strength of an earthquake
Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into certain areas of the body
a soft, light, highly valued fabric
An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire.
The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time
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