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Chap. 8 vocab

Lesson 1-4

oracle bone Animal bones or turtle shells on which Shang priests wrote messages to the gods.
pictograph the system of writing using simple drawings or charcters for words and ideas
dynastic cycle the patter of the rise and fall of dynasties in China
Mandate of heaven when gods took away the approval of the dynasty currently ruling
philosiphy study of basic truths and ideas about the universe
Legalism the belief that rules should use the legal system to force people to obey laws.
Confucianism the belief that you should be calm, kind, and peacful
filial piety treating parents with respect
Daoism he teachings o f Laozi (the book of the way of virtue
Qin a state where Shi Huangdi came from
Shu Huangdi the new emporer
Han Dynasty the dynasty created by Shi Huangdi
burecracy a way of gvoverning, officias were chosen by the ruler ran offices, or bureaus
silk roads trade routes by which traders carried silk along
trans-Eurasian trails streching along Europe and Asia
cultural diffusion the spread of ides and customs
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