History Term
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human sacrifices
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A forfeit of a human, usually given to a religious icon
There were a lot of human sacrifices in Ancient China for religious reasons.
clan
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A group of people, sort of like a clique.
Clans went against each other to gain power over China.
Shang Dynasty
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The Chinese Dynasty that dictated the area from Huang He from 1700-1122 B.C.E.
The Shang dynasty had the least amount of land.
ancestor worship
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A admiring time for ancestor, like a ceremony to worship your ancestors.
Ancestor worship was crucial in Ancient China.
logograph
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A written picture that represents a word.
There were many logographs to communicate in Ancient China.
economy
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A management of money.
The economy is slowly getting better.
Confucianism
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A Chinese Philosophy that dwells on proper behavior.
Confucianism is a very important Chinese philosophy.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese value that dwells on living in peace with nature.
In Daoism, you must live in harmony with nature.
Legalism
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A Chinese value that represents strict obedience to laws.
Legalism is used in government now in present day China.
Mandate of Heaven
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A power appointed by a god.
In many religions, mandates of heaven made a big differences in ancient countries.
feudalism
An arrangement of government that is established on landowners and tenants.
Feudalism is an ancient chinese philosophy that was made by government.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers in China from about 1045 - 256 B.C.E.
The Zhou Dynasty
Confucius
Confucius is the most famous Chinese philosopher in Chinese history.
Confucius is the creator of confucianism.
civil servant
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People who are employed by government
The President, members of congress and mayors are types of civil servants.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The dude who became ruler over a united China from 221-210 B.C.E.
He built the Great Wall of China.
standardize
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Match
Sometimes you have to standardize fractions in math.
exile
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Someone who is forbidden to their original home land.
People were exiled.
immortal
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Something that cannot die.
Vampires cannot die because they are immortal.

Han Dynasty

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The Chinese dynasty that managed fro about 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
The Han Dynasty owned the most land through out Asia.
bureaucracy
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A system of government where a few people rule a lot of others.
A bureaucracy is sort of like how the members of congress and the president rule the United States.
calligraphy
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The art of great handwriting.
When people mastered the great skill of calligraphy, they were highly praised.
anesthetic
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A thing that takes away physical suffering.
Anesthetics are a type of medicine.
Silk Road
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A bunch of trade routes that took more than 4,000 miles of Asia.
The silk road went throughout Asia.
Zhang Qian
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Rulers in China that managed China from about 1045-256 B.C.E.
Zhang Qian was deeply associated with the travels of the Silk Road