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1

jade

a hard gemstone

2

oracle

a prediction

3

lords

people of high rank

4

presents

farmers with small farms

5

Confucius

master kong

6

ethics

moral value

7

confucianism

the ideas of Confucius

8

daoism

stressed living in harmony with the Dao, the guiding force of all reality

9

legalism

the belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be controlled

10

great wall

a barrier that linked earlier walls across the northern frontier

11

shi Huangdi

a man that fallowed legalist political beliefs

12

sundial

uses the position of the shadow cast by the sun to tell the time of day

13

seismograph

is a device that measures the strength of an earthquake

14

acupuncture

is the practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at a specific point to cure diseases and relieve pain

15

silk

a soft light heavily valued fabric

16

silk road

a 4000-mile long network of routes stretched from China across Asian deserts and mountain ranges through the middle east until it reaches the Mediterranian sea

17

diffusion

the speed of ideas one culture to another

18

laozi

a famous Daoist teacher