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6th Chapter 7

dynasty a line of rulers who belong to the same family
aristocrats nobles whose wealth came from the land they owned
pictographs characters that stand for objects
ideographs two or more pictographs that represent an idea
bureaucracy appointed officials who are responsible for different areas of government
mandate a heavenly law giving power to the Zhou rulers
Dao the proper way the people expected the king to rule
social class people who share a similar position in society
filial piety the idea that children must respect their parents and older relatives
Confucious ancient China's first great thinker and teacher
Confucianism A chinese philosophy based on the ideas of Confucious. All men with a talent for governing should participate.
Daoism Chinese philosophy based on the teachings of Laozi. People should give up worldly desires and turn to nature.
Legalism Chinese philosophy that laws were needed for a peaceful society. Laws and punishments were necessary to force humans to do thier duty.
Qin Shihuangdi First Qin Emperor
acupuncture using herbs to cure illness and ease pain by sticking needles into the skin
Silk Road A large network of trade routes stretching over 4000 miles
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