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China Vocabulary

Tributary A stream that feeds into a larger river
Maize A type of corn.
Mutton Meat made from sheep
Millet A type of grain
Shang Dynasty 1700-1122 BCE - A time of bronze weapons social structure - kings had great wealth
Zhou Dynasty 1034 - 256 BCE - Started in northwest china and moved to central plains
Confucianism Lead by example - Goal is honest and just society; bases on 5 basic relationships
Daoism Rule as little as possible - return to a simple natural way of living. Live in harmony with the way of nature
Legalism Set clear laws and harshly punish those who disobey. Based on the teachings of Hanfeizi
Mandate of Heaven The divine right to rule china - believed to be granted by god
Feudalism A system of government based on landowners and tenants - King owned all the land. Lords were given land as loyal supporters
Warring States 250 years of fighting for power late in the Zhou Dynasty
Confucius Also called Kongfuzi - lived in 551 - 479 BCE
Civil Servant A person who works for the goverment
Yin Yang Two opposing forces of nature part of daoism
Created by: Miles.Motsinger
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