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Flashcards in vocab china Deck (18):
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jade

a hard gemstone

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oracle

a prediction

3

lords

people of a high rank

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peasants

farmers with small farms

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confucius

a man named kongfuzi he served in a minor government positions and then became a teacher

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Daoism

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

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laozi

was the most famous Daoist teacher

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legalism

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

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shi Huangdi

the first emperor

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Great wall

a barrier that linked earlier walls across China's northern frontier

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sundial

usees the position of shadows cast by the sun to tell the time

12

seismograph

a device that measures the strength of an earthquake

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acupuncture

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

14

silk

a soft light highly valued fabric

15

silk road

a 4,000-mile long network of routs stretched westward from China across Asia's deserts and mountain ranges through the middle east until it reached the mediterian sea

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diffusion

the spread of ideas from one culture to another

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ethics

moral value

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confucianism

the ideas of Confucius are known as Confucianism