Chp 5: EARLY SOCIETIES IN EAST ASIA
General “History Jargon” Vocabulary - ancient, archaic, architecture, authoritarian, city-state, civilization, divine, empire, ethnic, historiography, priest, rural Vocabulary
Definition & Significance
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.).
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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