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China vocab

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Great Wall A stone wall extending for fifteen hundred miles across northern China. Built to defend the Chinese border in ancient times, it has become a favorite destination for visitors to the country.
Classical China also known as Literary Chinese, [a] is the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han Dynasty, a written form of Old Chinese.
Post Classical China history is the period of time that immediately followed ancient history and preceded the modern history
Bronze casting Lost-wax casting (also called "investment casting", "precision casting", or cire perdue in French) is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (often silver, gold, brass or bronze) is cast from an original sculpture.
Magnetic compass a compass having a magnetized needle generally in line with the magnetic poles of the earth.
Civil service system those branches of public service concerned with all governmental administrative functions outside the armed services. 2. ... a system or method of appointing government employees on the basis of competitive examinations, rather than by political patronage
Qin Shi Huangdi Qin Shi Huangdi, First Chinese Emperor. A ruler from the western state of Qin united and subjugated the Warring States and formed China in 221 B.C. He declared himself the first emperor of China and named himself Shi Huangdi
Wu-ti 156–87 b.c, emperor of China 140–87. Expand. Also, Pinyin, Han Wu Di. Expand. Also called Wu Ti, Wu Di.
Chengo grew up speaking Spanish, and "Chango or Changa" is a monkey
Mandate of Heaven a political theory of ancient China in which those in power were given the right to rule from a divine source
Zhou Chou or Chow (jō) A Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 1122-221 bc) characterized by great intellectual achievements, including the rise of Confucianism and Taoism and the writing of the oldest known Chinese literature
Dynasty a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group:
Laozi Chinese philosopher: reputed founder of Taoism.
Confucius Chinese philosopher and teacher.
Han Fei Zswxei Han Fei, also known as Han Fei Zi, was an influential political philosopher of the Warring States period "Chinese Legalist" school. He synthesized the methods of his predecessors, as described in his eponymous work, the Han Feizi
Merchant a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader.
Skilled tradesman a worker in a skilled trade
Acquire buy or obtain
Effect a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
Sub-continent a large, distinguishable part of a continent, such as North America or southern Africa.
asia Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres and sharing the continental landmass of Eurasia
China China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline.
India India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia.
Continent any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
Country A country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied
trade route A trade route is a logistical network identified as a of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo. The term can also be used to refer to trade over bodies of water
Monotheism the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Polytheism the belief in or worship of more than one god.
Non-theism is a range of both religious and nonreligious attitudes characterized by the absence of espoused belief in a God or gods.
background knowledge information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem;
geographic physical features Physical features in geography include bodies of water and landforms, for example, oceans, mountains, lakes, rivers, plateaus, plains, streams, hills, bays, gulfs, volcanoes, canyons, valleys and peninsulas are all various physical features.
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