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AP WOrldHIstory China VOcab

Topics: China, Yellow River, Shang Dynasty Pages: 3 (471 words) Published: October 24, 2013
General “History Jargon” Vocabulary - ancient, archaic, architecture, authoritarian, city-state, civilization, divine, empire, ethnic, historiography, priest, rural Vocabulary

Definition & Significance
King Yao

King Shun

King Yu

Yellow (Huang He) River

Important river in ancient China named for the loess soil carried by the river. While "China's Sorrow" has flooded extensively, the loess provided rich soil to work. Yangshao Society

Early Chinese society (2500-2200 B.C.E.).
Banpo Village

Xia Dynasty

Chinese dynasty (2200-1766 B.C.E.) that is known mainly from legend. Shang Dynasty

Chinese kingdom (1766-1122 B.C.E.) in which agricultural surpluses supported large armies and a large network of walled towns. Zhou Dynasty

Chinese dynasty (1122-256 B.C.E.) that was the foundation of Chinese thought formed during this period: Confucianism, Daoism, Zhou Classics. Feudalism

Mandate of Heaven

Chinese belief that the emperors ruled through the mandate, or approval, of heaven contingent on their ability to look after the welfare of the population. Fu Hao

Period of Warring States


System of social organization in which males dominate the family and where public institutions, descent, and succession are traced through the male line. Oracle Bones

Chinese Shang dynasty (1766-1122 B.C.E.) means of foretelling the future. Chinese Characters

Book of Etiquette

Book of Rites

Zhou book explaining the rules of etiquette and rituals required of aristocrats in China under the Zhou dynasty. Steppe Nomads

Chang Jian (Yangtze River)

State of Chu



Chinese term for heaven.

Questions Chp 5: Answer in bullets, charts, lists, tables
1. Explain the connections between geography and climate on the relationships between the nomadic peoples of central Asia and the Chinese cultivators. 2....
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