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Ancient China

People and Places in Ancient China

emperor a male ruler of an empire
Confucius Chinese philosopher and teacher
Shi Huangdi first emperor of China; founder of Qin dynasty
Xia Dynasty 2205-1575 BCE: the first dynasty in China
Shang Dynasty 1570-1045 BCE: this dynasty ruled an area along the Yellow River
Zhou Dynasty 1045-256 BCE: longest ruling dynasty, first to use the Mandate of Heaven
Qin Dynasty 221 BCE-206 CE: this dynasty was short but unified China
Han Dynasty 206 BCE-220 CE: this dynasty created the civil service
Period of Disunion (Six Dynasties) 222-581 CE: China was not united under a single leader at this time
trade route a path that traders use as they exchange goods
Huang He River also called the Yellow River
Yangtze River Asia's longest river
Great Wall built by Shi Huangdi to link smaller walls and keep invaders out
Silk Road an ancient trade route between China and Europe
civil service system system the government uses to hire workers
Gobi Desert a desert in China and Mongolia
Himalaya Mountains a mountain range that separates China from India
Created by: dshirley



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