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1

Jade

A hard gemstone.

2

Oracle

A prediction.

3

Lords

People in high rank.

4

Peasants

Farmers with small farms.

5

Confucius

Became the most influential teacher in Chinese history.

6

Ethics

Moral values.

7

Confucianism

The ideas of Confucius.

8

Daoism

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

9

Laozi

The most famous Daoist teacher.

10

Legalism

The belief that people were bad by nature and needed to be trolled.

11

Shi Huangdi

"First emperor".

12

Great Wall

A barrier that linked earlier walls across China's northern frontier.

13

Sundial

Uses the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time of day.

14

Seismograph

A device that measures the strength of an earthquake.

15

Acupuncture

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

16

Silk

A soft, light, highly values fabric.

17

Silk Road

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

18

Diffusion

The spread of ideas from one culture to another.