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jade

a hard jemstone

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oracles

a prediction

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lords

people of high rank

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Peasants

farmers with small farms

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ethics

moral values

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Confucianism

the ideas of confucius

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Daoism

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

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Laozi

was most famous daoist teacher

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Legalism

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

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Shi Huangdi

means 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 the time of day

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seismograph

is a device that measures the strength of an earthquake

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acuppuncture

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

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silk

a soft, light, valued fabric

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Silk Road

a 4,000 mile-long network of routes stretched west from china across asia's deserts and mountain ranges,through the middle east until it reaches the mediterranean sea

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diffusion

a spread of ideas from one culture to another