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Flashcards in China's past Deck (19):
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Anyang

a town in Eastern China known for its artifacts of bone

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Shi Haungdi

king of Qin who created the first unified Chinese empire

3

Gaozu

the first ruler of the Han dynasty who lifted the ban on books in China

4

Wu Di

Chinese emperor who increased quthority during the Han dynasty

5

Sima Qian

Chinese astronomer who became the first Chinese historian after writing a complete history book on China

6

Ban Zhao

Chinese scholer and historian of the Han dynasty who continued the work of Sima Quan

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pictograph

picture that represents a word

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oracle bone

a bone commonly used in the Shang dynasty in China to predict the future

9

provinice

a territory

10

ancestor

a relative who lived longer ago than a grandparent

11

civil service

the practice of using skills and talents to join the goverment

12

middleman

a person who goes between buyers and sellers

13

Shang Dynasty

a dynasty that lasted from 1760 B.C. to 1500 B.C. in China

14

Bronze Age

a period in history when Bronze was mainly used to make tools and weapons

15

Zhou dynasty

the largest of the Chinese dynasties from 770-221 B.C.

16

Qin dynasty

Chinese dynasty founded by the first Chinese emperor

17

Great Wall

a wall in China origanally built for protection from northern invaders that over centuries was extended 4,300

18

Han dynasty

a dynasty that lasted from 206 B.C.-220 A.D.

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Silk Road

a trading route that connected the lands of Europe former Roman empire with China