The Chinese Dynasties and the Life and Culture of Ancient China
ruled by one person, an emperor.
the group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government
policy in which government uses price controls to balance the economic effects of farm surpluses or shortages
Dynasty that came to power in China in 221 B.C. under which the first true empire of China was created
dynasty succeeding the Qin ruled from 202 B.C.E. to 220 C.E. they ruled a growing empire.
Ruler who found the Qin dynasty.
Great Wall of China
wall built and expanded upon by early rulers of China to protect from invasions.
helped overthrow Qin dynasty, 1st emperor of the Han dynasty, was born a peasant and worked way up to emperor.
longest ruling Han emperor.
an ancient trade route between China and Europe.
family history, a record of your family tree, all the relatives that came before you.
Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into certain areas of the body
Texts used to train scholars and civil servants in ancient China
the female force that is dark, and passive; part of the Chinese belief of balance in life
the opposite of "Yin", the male force that is bright, and active; part of the Chinese belief of balance of life.
Chinese Philosphere and teacher; his beliefs,known as Confucianism, greatly influenced Chinese life.
Collection in writing of the ideas and teachings of Confucius.
founded philosophy of Daoism
Dao De Jing
Book written by Laozi (Way of Virtue) Big influence on chinese life.
the Chinese belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled.
A canal (waterway) linking northern and southern China
Most famous Chinese poet of the Tang era;
the only woman to rule China in her own name, supported Buddhism during the Tang Dynasty.
a form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation
world's first printed book