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Great Wall A fortified wall in northern China, extending some 2,400 km (1,500 miles) from Gansu province to the Yellow Sea north of Beijing. It was first built c.210 bc, as a protection against nomad invaders. The present wall dates from the Ming dynasty.
Classical China Classical Chinese, 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 Post
Bronze casting Lost
Magnetic compass another term for compass (sense 1 of the noun).
Civil service system 2. the body of persons employed in these branches. 3. a system or method of appointing government employees on the basis of competitive examinations, rather than by political patronage.
Qin Shi Huangdi Qin Shi Huang was the founder of the Qin dynasty and was the first emperor of a unified China. He was born Ying Zheng or Zhao Zheng, a prince of the state of Qin
Wu ti Emperor Wu of Han, born Liu Che, courtesy name Tong, was the seventh emperor of the Han dynasty of China, ruling from 141–87 BC. His reign lasted 54 years — a record not broken until the reign of the Kangxi Emperor more than 1,800 years later.
Chengo Chengo is a settlement in Kenya's Coast Province. References[edit]. Stub icon, This Coast Province location article is a stub.
Mandate of Heaven The Zhou created the Mandate of Heaven: the idea that there could be only one legitimate ruler of China at a time, and that this ruler had the blessing of the gods. They used this Mandate to justify their overthrow of the Shang, and their subsequent rule.
Zhou The Zhou dynasty (Chinese: 周朝; pinyin: Zhōu cháo [ʈʂóu̯ ʈʂʰǎu̯]) was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preceded the Qin dynasty.
Dynasty a line of hereditary rulers of a country.
Laozi Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, and as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.
Confucius Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
Han Fei Zswxei Han Fei also known as Han Fei Zi, was an influential political philosopher of the Warring States period "Chinese Legalist" school.
Merchant a person or company involved in wholesale trade, especially one dealing with foreign countries or supplying merchandise to a particular trade.
Skilled tradesman A tradesman, tradesperson or skilled tradesman refers to a worker that specializes in a particular trade or craft requiring skill .
Acquire buy or obtain (an object or asset) for oneself.
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 nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory.
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 'Nontheism' is a term that describes anyone who is not a theist. In other words, a nontheist is anyone who does not have a specific belief in a god or deity.
background knowledge background knowledge
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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