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Ancient China

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 from 551-479 BCE
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 the Emperor of Qin Emperor of the Zhou
Great Wall of China Built by the Emperor of Qin to secure the northern border of invasion
Exile Living away fro one's native country
Immortal To be able to live forever
Han Dynasty Lasted 400 years- a time of wealth peace and success- Emperor Wuidi is a key figure
Silk Road A network of trade routes that stretched for more than 4000 miles across Asia
Caravan A group of people traveling together
Mirage An image of something that really isn't there, such as water
Export To ship goods outside the country
Import To bring goods into 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 decisions are made by the government
Outer China Western and northern parts of China- does not have much to do with ancient China
Inner China Southeastern part of present- day China- closer to sea level. This is where most of our studies will be located
Tibet- Qinghai Plateau Rocky and high elevation
Created by: mceaton4



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