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China Vocab

Oracle Bones A ancient script cared on tortoise shells or animal bones
Ethics Moral values
Confucianism The focusing on on moral sand family of Confucius
Confucius Most emphasized teacher in Chinese history.
Daoism Stressed living in founder was Lao Tzu with the Dao,the guiding force reality.
Legalism The belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled.
Shi Huangdi The first ruler of china /began Great wall and standard system of Laws.
Standardize To set rules that make things more similar.
Terracotta Warriors Collection of terracota sculptures depiction the armies of Qin Shi Huang
Diffusion of Buddhism Buddhism spread through China when scholars translated buddhist texts into Chinese.
Silk Road 4,000 mile-long trade network that stretched from china to the Mediterranean Sea.
Acupuncture The practice of inserting fine needles into the skin for medical purposes.
Seismograph An instrument that gave limited details about earthquakes. (Invented by Chang Heng)
Mandate of Heaven The idea that there could be only one china ruler of China at that time, and that this ruler had the blessing of the gods.
Emperor Imperil title given to leader of ancient China.
Great Wall A wall that protected the chines state from raids and invasions by various nomadic groups.
Calligraphy Style of writing used by the ancient Chinese. Used around 2,500 characters.
Warlords Military rulers of small states who claim loyalty to the king.
Warring States Period An era of chaos where brutal and destructive fighting took place between 475 B.C to 221 B.C.
Ancestor Worship Practices of honoring the spirits of the dead.
Filial Piety Devotion of children to their parents. Children were expected to respect and obey their elders.
Censorship Controlling free thinking. Deciding to ban ideas that leaders find dangerous or offensive.
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