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HCA 6th Unit 5 China

loess yellow-brown soil
dike a protective wall that controls or holds back water
Huang River also called the Yellow River; where China's first civilizations began
extended family closely related people of several generations
philosophy a system of beliefs and values
warlord a local leader of an armed group
Confucianism a philosophy based on the teachings of Confucius; also functions as a religion in China
civil service the group of people who carry out the work of the government
Qin Dynasty pronounced "chin," this is the dynasty begun by Shi Huangdi, the first emperor
Han Dynasty Dynasty that came after the Qin; led by emperors Liu Bang and Wudi
Silk Road ancient trade route between China and Europe
silk a valuable cloth, originally made only in China from threads spun by caterpillars called silk worms
Mandate of Heaven ancient Chinese belief that emperors came to power because of fate or destiny
Shang Dynasty the first civilization in China-produced bronze work and the first Chinese alphabet
Zhou Dynasty the second Chinese Dynasty; conquered the Shang Dynasty
Created by: ktharp