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human sacrifices
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A person who is killed as a part of religious ritual.
Now people make little human sacrifices without killing but back then it happened more often.
clan
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A large group of friends and family.
My family has a big clan.
Shang Dynasty
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The first dynasty in China.
The Shang dynasty ran from 1700 B.C.E to 1122 B.C.E.
ancestor worship
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Honoring ancestors through rituals.
I don't know anyone who worships ancestors.
logograph
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A type of writting.
China used logograph at one point in history.
economy
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A system managing the wealth of a community or region.
The united states have a bed economy right now.
Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.
Confuciusis the most famous philosopher in Chinese history.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Daoism is a philosophy.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obedience to laws.
Legalism is very strict.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law believed to be granted by god.
The Mandate of Heaven is believed to be granted by god.
feudalism
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A system of government based on landowners and tenants.
Feudalism is a system of government.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
The secound dynasty in China.
Confucius
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The founder of Confucianism.
The most famous philosopher.
civil servants
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A person who works for a government.
I think a civil servant kind of sounds like a slave.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The man who became emperor over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi was the first emperor.
standardize
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To make the same.
People standardize books.
exile
Chinese Exile: My Years in Shanghai and Nanking
Chinese Exile: My Years in Shanghai and Nanking

Living away from your native country.
If you were Chinese and lived in america you would be an exile.
immortal
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Able to live for ever.
Some people want to be immortal.
Han Dynasty
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A Chinese dynasty that ruled from about 20 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
The Han dynasty was the biggest dynasty in China.
bureacucracy
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A form of government in which a few people rule many others.
Bureacucracy is a small government with a big population.
calligraphy
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The art of fine handwriting.
Calligraphy is a beautiful hand writing.
anesthetic
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Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
Anesthetic is a type of medisen.
Silk Road
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A network of trade routes that stretched more then 4,000 miles across Asia.
People traded many goods on the Silk road.
Zhang Qian
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The founder of the silk road.
Often called father of the Silk Road.