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China Vocab

china vocab

loess yellowish brown soil that blows in from the desert
terrace platforms of earth that look like stairs
levee dike that hold back the river when it floods
double cropping cultivation system in which two crops are grown on the same land in the same year
pictograph pictures that represent words which is the written language of the Chinese
oracle bones shells and bones that were used to predict the future
province land that is divided into political sections.
civil service the practice of using skills and talent to work in the government
Silk Road major trade route that connected Europe to China
nobility a high-ranking social class
Confucianism A religion started by Confucius based on a sense of humanity, respect for the family, and modesty
Daoism The belief in finding the "way", or dao, of the universe. Popular religion in China.
Created by: asdweldner