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human sacrifices

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A person whos is killed as part of a religous ritual.

A temple with skulls in them were made of human sacrifices.

clan

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A large group of friends and family.

China had clans when they would have rituals.

Shang Dynasty

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The Chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He to 1122 B.C.E

The Shang dynasty was one of the dynastys in China.

ancestor worship

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Honoring ancestors through rituals.

In China they often had rituals for ancestor worship.

logograph

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A written character that represents a word.

Logographs was used throughout all of China like on bathroom doors and posters.

economy

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A system of managing the wealth of a community.

Economys are bad in many places right now.

Confucianism

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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.

Many people believed in Confucianism but others believed in Daoism or Legalism.

Daoism/Taoism

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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.

Many people believed in Daoism but others believed in Confucianism or Legalsim.

Legalism

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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes obedience to laws.

Many people believed in Legalsim but others believed in Daoism or Confucianism.

Mandate of Heaven

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A power or law believed to be granted by god.

Lots of people believed in the Mandate of heaven.

Feudalism

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A system of government based on landowners and tenatns.

Fuedalism was important in government.

Zhou Dynasty

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A line of rulers in china from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E

The Zhou dynasty was one of the dynasty's in early China.

Confucius

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Is the most famous philosopher in Chinese history.

Confucius was one of the teachers in China's history that we know about.

Civil servants

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A person who works for a government.

There were civil servants in China.

Qin Shihuangdi

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The man who became emperor over united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E

Qin Shihaungdi the first emperor of China and he was an innefective ruler and an effetive ruler because, he did bad things but also some good things.

Standardize


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To make the same.

Qin Shihaungdi standardized money so it would make it easier to trade.

Exile

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Living away from one's native country.

Exile is a common thing in many areas and different places.

Immortal

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Able to live forever.

Qin Shihaungdi tryed to find a potion so that he would become immortal.

Han Dynasty

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The Chinese dynasty that ruled from 206 to 220 B.C.E

The Han dynasty was one of the Chinese dynasty's.

bureacucracy

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A from of government in which a few people rule many others.

To become part of bureacucracy you had to have knowledge.

calligraphy

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The art of fine handwritting.

In China they used caligraphy

anesthetic

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Something that takes away the feeling of pain.

They used anesthetics various times in China.

Silk Road

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Anetwork of trade routes that streched more than 4,000 miles across Asia.

The silk road was very very long.

Zhang Qian

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A chinese explorer.

Zhan Qian discovered grapes and a more powerful type of horse.