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jade

a hard jemstone

2

oracle

is 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 in Chinese history

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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

the most famous daoist teacher

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Legalism

belief that people were bad by nature and 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

13

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 and earthquake

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acupunture

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

a 4,000 mile long network 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.