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Shang / Zhou
bronze age China, first writing - oracle bones
oracle bones
heated turtle or cow bones - the breaks predict the future
Qin Shi Huang Di
First Emperor - Unifier of China - built roads
Han
long lasting dynasty after first emperor - solidifies Chines culture
Great Wall
series of defense works - also concentration camp for political prisoners
Terra Cotta warriors
spirit army buried with 1st emperor
Confucianism
writing and thought about social order
Meritocracy
"rule by the able" - introduced the imperial tests
Rites
social rituals that reinforce social order
Tao
the flow of the universe, force behind the natural law
de
active life, way of being one with Tao
Wu wei
"action without action," life in tune with Tao
Buddhism
Indian sect - suffering in life comes from desire, no desire = no pain, to have no desire is to follow the 8 fold path