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jade

hard gemstone

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oracle

a prediction

3

lords

people of high rank

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peasants

farmers with small farms

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Confucius

the most influential teacher

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ethics

moral values

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Confucianism

the ideas of Confucius

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Daoism

the guiding force of all reality

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Laozi

the most famous teacher

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Legalism

people who needed to be controlled

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Shi Huangdi

first emperor

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Great Wall

a barrier that linked earlier walls across China's northern frontier

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sundial

uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell time

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seismograph

a device that measures the strength of an earthquake

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acupuncture

the practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to cure disease or relieve pain

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silk

a soft light highly valued fabric

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Silk Road

4,000-mile-long network of routes stretched westward from China across Asia's deserts and mountain ranges through the Middle East until it reached the Mediterranean Sea

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diffusion

the spread of ideas from one culture to another