History Term
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of the history term
human sacrifices
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A person who is killed as a part of a religious ritual
A bad guy.

clan
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a large group of friends and family
My family is a clan.
Shang Dynasty
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The Chinese Dynasty that ruled the area around the Huang He from 1700 to 1122 B.C.E.
A dynasty that is ruled by a area of Hunag He.
ancestor worship
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When you honor your ancestor through rituals, also offering food and wine to the dead.
The Shang centered and focused on ancestor worships
logograph
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A written charachter that represents a word.
When the Shang Dynasty was discovered people were also using logographs
economy
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A system of managing the wealth of community or religion
The economy is not so good.


Confucianism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes proper behavior
My behavoir is confucianism, live in peace.
Daoism/Taoism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with nature.
Some people live in Daoism, they want people to be less harsh.
Legalism
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A Chinese philosophy that emphasizes strict obediance to laws
If peorple do something bad, they would get in big trouble!!!


Mandate of Heaven
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A power or law believed to be granted by a god.
TheZhou Dynasty claimed they had been claimed the Mandate of Heaven, to rule China.
feudalism
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A system of government based on landowners and tenants
Under feudalism, the king owned all of the land.
Zhou Dynasty
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A line of rulers in China from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E.
For many centuries, the Zhou ruled a group of states in China.
Confucius
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Is the most famous philosopher in Chinese history.
Kongfuzi is called Confucius by the westerns
civil servants
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A person who works for the government.
People who works for the government were called civil servants.
Qin Shihuangdi
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The man who became emperior over a united China from 221 to 210 B.C.E.
Qin Shilhuangdi unified China





standardize
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To make the same.
He standardize China by culture practices that form placed to place.
exile
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Living away from ones native country.
The emperor sent exile in the west.
immortal
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Able to live forever
I know some people that can be immortal.
Han Dynasty
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The Chinese dynasty that ruled from 206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.E.
The Han Dynasty started during a time of unrest
bureacucracy
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A form of government in which a few people rule many others.
The government of China was called a bureacucracy
calligraphy
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The art of fine handwriting.
Paper was material for calligraphy


anesthetic
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Something that takes away the feeling of pain.
Han doctors discovered a wine that could be used as an anesthetic.
Silk Road
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A network of trade routes that streched more than 4,000 miles across Asia
The Silk Road was used to trade Silk cross Asia, to Rome.
Zhang Qian
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A Chinese explorer who is often called the father of the silk road because his travels open the way for trade between China and its Western neighbors
Zhang Qian made it possible to trade things between China and it's neighbors