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Chapter 4- Sec. 3&4

nirvana in Buddhism, the release from the world and the achievement of peace and enlightenment
loess fine yellowish soil blown from the desert regions
court a gathering of nobles around a monarch
Mandate of Heaven the Chinese belief that royal authority is the result of divine approval
Middle Way basic Buddhist teachings of the Eightfold Path; it advises people to live in moderation, avoiding the extremes of either comfort or discomfort
Buddhism the region founded by Siddhartha Gautama, which teaches the Four Noble Truths and following the Eightfold Path
oracle bones inscribed animal bones used to predict the future
Confucianism belief system based on the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC) that stressed treating one another humanely and honoring one's family
Daoism system of ideas and beliefs based on the teachings of Chinese thinker Laozi, who believed that people should live a simple, honest life
dynastic cycle the rise and fall of the Chinese dynasties
Eightfold Truth the Middle Way and part of the Four Noble Truths that the Buddha taught as the means to nirvana or enlightenment
Created by: nicoletterojas