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Chapter 4 - China Vocabulary

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Aligned themselves with other tribes and overthrew the Shang dynasty.
They ruled over Neolithic people who lived in the Huang River region starting in about 2200 B.C.
The collected teachings of Confucius.
The dynasty established by Liu Bang when he overthrew the Qin.
Done to enable the life-force energy to move properly through the body.
The belief that spirits inhabit everything.
He taught that people should withdraw from the world and contemplate nature.
Included the Spring and Autumn Annals, the Book of Rites, The Book of Poems, the Book of History and The Book of Changes.
A compilation of Laozi's teachings.
Fertile yellow soil.
Reached 1500 miles long during the Qin dynasty to defend the northern border of China.
Writing as an art form.
Wu Ti. Longest ruling Han emperor.
These records were carefully kept and expressed reverence for their ancestors as links between the family's past, present and future.
Taught about the importance of family, respect for one's elders, and reverence for the past and one's ancestors.
Introduced simple irrigation and flood control systems and created China's first historic dynasty.
Earthen walls, along the Huang River to protect crops from floods.
Absolute ruler, oppressive and rigid control. Named himself First Emperor of China.
Commoner who rose up in the military to become a general and established the Han dynasty.
Created by the Han as a system of examination to select the most qualified candidates for government jobs.
Variations of language.
The government used price controls to balance the economic effects of farm surpluses or shortages.
The male force, bright and active.
United the 10 kingdoms of China and came to power in about 221 B.C.
Stretched from China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean sea.
A government organized into different levels and tasks.
Ruler holds total power.
Priests wrote questions on them to interpret the answers to the questions once they were heated and cracked.
Peace and prosperity could be achieved only by threatening severe punishment if people did not obey the laws.
The female force, dark and passive.