History Term
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A person who is killed as a part of a religious ritual.
The shang proformed human sacrifices.
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A large group of friends and family.
When clans become really powerful they can over rule the empior.
Shang Dynastyimages-2.jpeg
The chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
for hundrads of years people thought the Shang Dynasty was a myth.
ancestor worshipimages-3.jpeg
Honoring ancestors through rituals such as offering food and wine to the dead.
the religon of the Shang centerd on ancestor Worship.
logographlogograph
A written character that represents a word.
The chineese writing was logograph.
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A system of managing the wealth of a community or region.
The Shang empiors spent so much money on there palaces they weekend the economy.
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.
Confucianism respected chinese traditions.
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The philosophies of confucianism and Daoism.
Daoism encouraged rulers to rule less harshly.
Legalismimages-7.jpeg
A chinese philosophy that emphasizesatrict obenience to law.
legalism thought that rulers create order only through strict laws.
Mandate of Heavenimages-8.jpeg
A power or law belived to be granted by a god.
Zhou astablished their rule over china and claimed had been given the Mandate of heaven.
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A system of goverment based on landoweners and tenants.
the Zhou increesed the stability of there rule through feudalism.
Zhou Dynastyimages-12.jpeg
A line of rulers in china from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
the Zhou dynasty ruled over a groupe of states in China.
Confuciusconfusias.jpg
A Chinese philosophy that emphasized proper brhavior.
Confucius wanted to teach men a good character to work as honest and fair goverment officials.
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A person who works for a goverment.
In China civil servants are mostly nobles sons.
Qin Shihuangdiimages-19.jpeg
The man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
the empior of Qin Shihuangdi was a good empior and a bad empior.
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To make the same.
one way the empior of qin unifyed china was by standarizing ther cultural practices.
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living away from ones native country.
people that worked for the great wall lived exile.
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Able to live forever.
Only some Chinese belived in immortals.
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The Chiniese Dynasty that ruled from about 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E.
The han dynasty was the biggest in China.
bureacucracyimages-28.jpeg
A form of goverment in witch a few people rule many others.
The shang dynasty had a bureacucracy as there government.
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The art of a fine hadwriting.
Chinese used calligraphy paper to write and draw.
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Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
A needle is a type of anesthetic.
Silk RoadDownloadedFile-1.jpeg
A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4,000 miles across Asia.
The silk road crossed several deserts that made it hard to cross.
Zhang Qianzhangqian.gif
A Chinese explorer.
Chinese call Zhang Qian the father of the Silk road.