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This is the vocab for chapter 2 of the book, World Civilizations The Global Experience AP Edition

Shi Huangdi

king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BC to 210 BC, ruling under the name First Emperor.


Third Chinese Dynasty


The Cosmic force


Originally a vassal family of Shang China; possibly turkish in origin; overthrew the shang and established the 2nd Chinese dynasty


Philosopher; Wrote elaborate statements on political ethics which became the core to Chinese living

Great Wall

Chinese defensive fortification intended to keep out the nomadic invaders from the north; initiated during the Qin Dynasty under the rule of Shi huangdi

Silk Road

interconnected series of routes through Southern Asia traversed by caravan and ocean vessel.


Successor of the Qin Dynasty

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