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Ancient China


Feudalism a system of government based on landowners and tenants - King owned all the land. Lords were given lands as loyal supporters
Mandate of Heaven The divine right to rule China - believed to be granted be god
Warring States 250 years of fighting for power in the Zhou Dynasty
Confucius Also called Kongfuzi - lived from 551-470 B.C.E
Civil servant A person who works for the government
Yin and Yang Two opposing forces of nature. Part of Daoism
Qin Shihuangdi First Emperor of China also called Emperor og Qin Emperor of the Zhou dynasty
Great Wall of China Built by Emperor of Quin to secure the northern border from invasion
Exile Living away from one's home country
Immortal To be able to live forever
Han Dynasty Lasted 400 years - a time of wealth, peace,and success - Emperor Wudi is a key figure.
Silk Road A network of trade routs that stretched more than 4000 miles across Aisa
Caravan A group of people travelling together
Mirage An image of something that isn't really there, such as water
Export To ship goods outside the country
Import To bring goods inside the country
Monopoly The complete control by one group for the production, and sales of a product
Physical Features An aspect of the land such as mountains, plateaus, and rivers
Bureaucracy A system of government in which most desicions are made by the government
Created by: tri-lucpham