Ancient China Wiki Terms

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human sacrifices
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When they sacrifices/killing people, when someone important dies.
When the first Emperor of Qin died they made human sacrifices.
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A large group of people.
Usually a clan is a group of family, or friends.
Shang Dynasty
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One of the first Chinese dynasties, ruled from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
The Shang Dynasty was on of the first rulers in China.
ancestor worship
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The honoring of ancestors.
Ancestor worship was a very important thing in the Chinese past.
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A sign that stands for a letter or character
A logograph is a symbol that stands for a word.
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The way a country uses there resources or what they produce, to sell and trade goods.
Economy is what the country earns by selling and trading the goods they have.
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes good behavior.
A Confucianism is a philosophy for good behavior.
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A philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature
Daoism is a thing where it shows how to live in harmony with nature.
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A philosophy that emphasizes strict obedience to laws.
A legalism is symbol for law and obedience.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law granted by God.
A Mandate of Heaven is a law in the power of God.
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A system of government based on land owners
Feudalism is a form of government.
Zhou Dynasty
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Rulers in China, from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
The Zhou Dynasty was rulers in China from a period of time.
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A belief that some people in China belief in.
Confucius boom and scholars were burned and buried alive.
civil servants
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A person who works for the government.
Civil servants is a person who works for the government.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The first emperor to rule China, from about 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shihuangdi was the first emperor of China.
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To make something the same.
Standardize is to make something the same or equal.
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To banish someone from a country or there home.
To exile a person from there home or country.
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Able to live forever.
An immortal is someone who can live forever.
Han Dynasty
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The dynasty from about 206B.C.E. to 220 B.C.E.
The Han dynasty was right after the Qin Dynasty.
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A complex organization that functions under a set of rules.
A bureaucracy is a organized complex organization.
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A form of writing.
A calligraphy is a form of writing in Ancient China.
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A poison to make you die.
A anesthetic is a drink to poison you.
Silk Road
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A network of trading routes that stretched throughout Asia.
The Silk Road is a route of trading areas to follow.
Zhang Qian

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A long journey/trip.
Zhang Qian is a far distance travel.