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Ancient China and India

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ethnocentrism
belief your culture is superior to others
feudalism
a land holding system giving loyalty and service in return
mandate of heaven
belief the heavens supported or denied the right to rule
civil service exam
a test given to determine if a person qualified for a government job
Legalism
philosophy stressing punishment and strict control
Daoism
philosophy based on nature and limited government
Confucianism
based on order, rule by example, filial piety
filial piety
respect for your elders in Confucianism
Qin
only dynasty to use Legalism to rule
dharma
one's duty in Hinduism
karma
one's actions in Hinduism
caste system
social groups based on birth in Hinduism
polytheism
the belief in many gods
Four Noble Truths
Buddhist statement that desire caused suffering
Eightfold Path
Buddhists follow this to eliminate desire
Nirvana
ending the cycle of reincarnation
reincarnation
belief the soul is reborn when a person dies
Vedas and Bhagavad-Gita
Hindu sacred texts
Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddhism
Asoka
Mauryan emperor who issued the edicts