[[#|Ancient China]] Wiki Terms

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human sacrifices
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When the emperor died they buried humans with him.
human sacrifices were buried them dead or alive.
clan
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A large group of family members and friends.
China had lots of clans.
Shang Dynasty
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One of the first Chinese dynasties.
The Shang dynasty ruled from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
ancestor worship
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Honoring of ancestors through rituals.
ancestor worship offered food and wine to the spirits of the dead.
logograph
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A small meaningful unit of a language.
China simplify to communicate with logograph.
economy
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The way a region or country uses resources to produce and sell or trade goods.
The economy made peoples needs and wants.
[[#|Confucianism]]
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior.
Confucianism had lots of different strict laws.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Daoism is another one of China's strict laws.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obedience to laws
If you didn't fallow Legalism then you would be punished.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power law believed to be granted by God.
Mandate of heaven is why they have all these strict laws.
feudalism
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A system of government based on landowners and tenants.
Feudalism was the old system they used in China.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers in China.
Zhou dynasty ruled from 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
Confucius
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He was a famous Chinese teacher.
He was a philosopher also.
civil servants
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A person who works for a government.
China had lots of civil servants.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The first emperor to rule a united China.
Qin Shihuangdi ruled from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
standardize
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To make the same.
China used standardized in many ways.
exile
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To banish or expel from one's own country or home.
China exiled people who didn't believe in the Emperor.
immortal
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Able to live forever.
People thought that the Emperor was immortal.
Han Dynasty
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The dynasty that ruled China following the Qin dynasty.
The Han dynasty ruled from 206 B.C.E to 220 C.E.
bureaucracy
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A large, complex organization that functions under a given set of rules and conditions.
China used bureaucracy for rules.
calligraphy
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A pencil shaped object made for writing.
They used the calligraphy for the [[#|Chinese characters]].
[[#|anesthetic]]
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A poisoning item that makes [[#|people sick]].
They used anesthetic to have human scarfices.
[[#|Silk Road]]
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A network of trade routes that stretched for more than four thousand miles across Asia.
It stretched all the way from the east to the west.
Zhang Qian
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He was a silk road pioneer.
He built gates to protect the silk road from bandits.