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animal bones or shells used by the Shang kings to communicate with the gods, became the start of language.
pattern of the rise and fall of the dynasties
Mandate of Heaven
ancient Chinese belief that a good ruler had the gods' approval
logical study of basic truths about knowledge, values and the world; Legalism, Confucianism and Daoism are all philosophies that develop during this time
belief that a powerful, efficient government and a strict legal system are the key to social order
belief system based on the teaching of Confucius, a Chinese scholar; this included the five relationships of proper conduct and filial piety
a book of the teaching of Confucius collected by his students.
respect for one's parents and ancestors, an important teaching of Confucius
Chinese belief system that consists of the idea of natural order in the world; yin and yang
the name for the state of ancient China, China's present day name is said to come from this.
Qin emperor who ended the Time of the Warring States, began the Great Wall, ordered the construction of the Terra Cotta army, and made roads and coins.
started by Shi Huangdi and improved upon for many years, it is a wall along the northern border of China that kept out invaders and kept citizens in China.
Han emperor who lowered taxes, made punishments less harsh, and asked for a month of labor from residents.
the lowest social class that are not slaves, very poor
Han emperor who was called the Martial Emperor because of his military accomplishments. He used assimilation.
Chinese dynasty begun by Liu Bang
system of departments and agencies that carry out the work of a government.
a reddish clay used to make pottery
to adopt the culture or social traditions of a group (move, marry, educate, self-govern)
overland trade routes along which silk and other Chinese goods passed to Mesopotamia and Europe
spread of cultural practices and customs to other areas of the world