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List two Chinese words for river

He and Jiang


What were the oracle bones from the Shang dynasty?

A writing tool, used for when people wanted advice from the gods.


What is a dynasty?

A line of hereditary rulers of a country.
E.g duck dynasty


What is the Mandate of Heaven?

the idea that a leader could rule as long as the gods judged his actions to be in keeping with the natural order of the universe. This meant ruling with wisdom, justice and balance.


Who was the first emperor of China?

Qin Shi Huangdi ^_^


List Qin Shi Huang's building projects.

The Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors.


List some ways Qin Shi Huangdi unified China and strengthened his government.

enforced a common coinage

ordered all households to be registered for taxation

placed households into groups, with each group responsible for the wrongdoing of any of its members

introduced a single system of weights and measures

introduced the ‘Small Seal’ script, which became the form of writing used by government officials and educated Chinese. This established the principle that a country needed a commonly accepted writing script.

applied the same laws and punishments throughout the whole of China

ordered that cart axles all be made to a standard width — a practical idea, because it meant that wheel ruts worn into the earth roads would be the same width throughout China.


Name the first three dynasties of China.

1. The Xia 2. Shang 3. Zhou


List the Chinas dynasty in order

Xia, Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Qin amd the Han


List three main rivers in China