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Ch. 10 pg. 278-299

Early China

TermDefinition
rich yellow soil loess
narrow valley between hills or mountains gorge
river that carries yellow loess from China's western mountains to Pacific ocean Huang He or Yellow River
river that flows through canyons and plains to East China Sea Chang Jiang (Yangtze) or Long River
vast, rocky desert Gobi
system of beliefs based on the teachings of Confucius Confucianism
Chinese philosophy that stressed the importance of laws and strict, harsh punishments Legalism
Chinese philosophy concerned with obtaining long life and living in harmony with nature Daoism
the responsibility children have to respect, obey and care for their parents filial piety
originally, a Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat disease or relieve pain acupunture
an official who watches others for correct behavior censor
something, such as coins or paper money, that is used as a medium of exchange currency
the administrative service of a government- they help run the government civil service
a farmer who works land owned by someone else and pays rent in cash or as a share of the crop tenant farmer
a network of trade routes The Silk Road
a family member who is no longer living ancestor
a group of people at a similar cultural, economic, or educational level social class
a symbol in a writing system based on pictures pictograph
a group of non-elected government officials bureaucracy
military commander exercising civil power by force, usually in a limited area warlord
a member of an upper class of a society, usually part of the nobility aristocrat
the belief that the Chinese king's right to rule came from the gods Mandate of Heaven
originally, a Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat disease or relieve pain acupuncture
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