History Term
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A person who is killed for a religious ritual.
In China there were human sacrifices for the god.
clan
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A large group of friends or family.
There are many clans through out the world.
Shang Dynasty
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The Chinese dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700-1122 B.C.E.
The Shang Dynasty was the oldest dynasty.
ancestor worship
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Honoring ancestors through rituals.
Ancestor worship is practiced around the world today.
logograph
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A written character that represents a word.
There are many logographs in Chinese history.
economy
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A system of managing the wealth of a community or region.
The country's economy is not very good.
Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.
Confucianism is based on the teachings of Confucious.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Daoism was a peaceful philosophy.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obdience to laws.
Legalism was very strict and harsh.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law believed to be granted by a god.
The Mandate of Heaven is a traditional Chinese philosophy concept concerning the legitimacy of rulers.
feudalism
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A system of government based on landowners and tenants.
Feudalism was used in China.
Zhou Dynasty
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The Chinese dynasty that was from about 1045- 256 B.C.E.
China was united under the Zhou dynasty.
Confucius
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Confucius is the most famous philosopher in Chinese history.
Confucius was a wise man.
civil servants
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A person who works for a government.
Civil servants are those who are employed by the king.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The man who became the first emperor over a united China from 221-210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi united China.
standardize
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To make the same.
People take standerized tests.
exile
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Living away from one's native country.
People lived in exile in China.
immortal
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Able to live forever.
The first emperor wanted to be immortal.
Han Dynasty
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The Chinese dynasty that ruled froom about 206 B.C.E.- 220 C.E.
The Han dynasty was the largest dynasty.
bureacucracy
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A form of government in which a few people rule many others.
At one point there was bureacucracy in China.
calligraphy
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The art of fine handwriting.
The Chinese were good at calligraphy.
anesthetic
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Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
The docter uses anesthetic.
Silk Road
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A network of trade routes that stretched more than 4,000 miles across Asia.
The silk road is a famous trade route.
Zhang Qian
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Zhang Qian was a Chines explorer who is often called the Father of the Silk Road.
Zhang Qian invented the silk road.