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Calcutt China

Vocabulary for China Unit

loess A fine yellow dust that is carried by the wind. It gets blown into the Yellow River and gives it its distinctive color.
double cropping The raising of two or more crops on the same land in one season, either at the same time or back to back.
province a large section of a country which has its own administration
middle man a person who buys goods from producers and sells them to retailers or consumers
nobility the group of people belonging to the noble class in a country, especially those with a hereditary or honorary title
terrace a narrow, flat strip of land on the slope of a hill that is used for growing crops
pictograph picture symbols used in writing
caravan a group of traders that travel together
mandate of heaven The Chinese philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule
analects a collection of short literary or philosophical extracts
levee an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river
oracle bones ancient pieces of shell or bone which were used for divination in ancient China
civil service service as a government official
seismograph a device that measures the strength of an earthquake
calligraphy decorative writing
Created by: calcutts