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an animal bone or turtle shell used by the Shang kings of China to communicate w/ and influence the gods
system of writing
the writing system that the Chinese used to trade and communicate-everyone could speak different languages but everyone used the same writing/alphabet
a philosophy based on the teaching of Confucius (551-479 B.C), as recorded in the collection called the Analects
a belief system said to have begun with the sixth-century-B.C. philosopher Laozi. Daoism emphasizes living in harmony w/ nature
a Chinese ruler who came to power in 221 B.C. and unified and expanded China by ending internal battles and conquering rival states
the overland trade routes along which silk and other Chinese goods passed to Mesopotamia and Europe
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