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LOESS
Yellow-brown soil carried in the Huang He River (or Yellow River); which is also the muddiest river in the world.
DIKE
A protective wall that holds back the waters of rivers.
EXTENDED FAMILY
Family members who are closely related (grandparents, aunts, uncles).
PHILOSOPHY
A system of beliefs and values.
CIVIL SERVICE
A group of people who carry out the work of the government.
CURRENCY
Type of money used.
WARLORDS
Leaders of armed local bands.
SILK
A valuable cloth first made only in China.
NORTH CHINA PLAIN
The Northern are of China that has a dry climate. People depend on the water to survive.
HUANG HE
The world's muddiest river; also called the yellow river because of the yellow-brown soil the waters carry.
YANGZI RIVER
The longest river in China.
CONFUCIUS
A teacher in China who was very famous for passing on his wisdom. (Kong Fu Zi or "Master Kong")
SHI HUANGDI
Zheng- a ruler who ruled fierce people called the Qin.
LIU BANG
A talented ruler eho helped overthrow the Qin dynasty.
WUDI
A warrior emperor who was the great-grandson of Liu Bang.
SIMA QIAN
A scholar who wrote of the history of China (Historical Records is the name of the book.)
SILK ROAD
The long and treacherous (very dangerous) trade route across the Takla Makan Desert.