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chapter 5

Yao a member of a mountain-dwelling people of southern China.
Yu a legendary Chinese emperor who drained the land and made the mountains.
Xia first dynasty in traditional Chinese history.
Shang a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated 1766–1122 b.c. and known especially for bronze work.
Zhou dynasty which ruled in China from the 11th century bc to 256 bc.
chu a river in SE Kazakhstan
mandate of heaven ancient Chinese belief and philosophical idea that tiān (heaven) granted emperors the right to rule based on their ability to govern well and fairly.
legitimacy status of a child being born to married parents.
conspicuous attracting notice or attention
mariners a sailor.
scribes person educated in the arts of writing
secular denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.
yangtze river longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world
yellow river third-longest river in Asia, following the Yangtze River and Yenisei River, and the sixth-longest in the world
5000–3000 B.C.E. Yangshao society
2200–1766 B.C.E Xia dynasty
1766–1122 B.C.E. Shang dynasty
1122–256 B.C.E. Zhou dynasty
403–221 B.C.E. Period of the Warring States
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