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Vocab. definitions

Oracle Bones these Were animal bones or turtle shells on which Shang royal priests scratched questions to the gods.
Dynastic cycle historians call the pattern of the rise and fall of dynasties in China
Mandate of Heaven When a ruler was bad or foolish, the people believed the approval of the gods Would be taken AWAY.
Philosophy three Ways of thinking: Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Each Was a study of basic truths and ideas about the universe.
Legalism philosophy Was the belief that rulers should use the legal system to force people to obey LAWS.
Confucianism ght by Confucius that stresses proper relationships. There were 5 basic relationships: father/son, elder brother/younger brother, husband/wife, friend/friend, ruler/subject
Filial piety the Confucian idea of respect for one’s parents and ancestors
Daoism an ancient Chinese philosophy based on the teachings of Laozi
Han Dynasty a dynasty begun in 202 B.C., which reunified China
Silk Roads the overland trade routes linking China to the west
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