Section 3: early civilization in china

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Zhongguo
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Middle kingdom
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Shang
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One of the first dynasties and gained control of corner of northern china
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Yin and yang
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Belief that this was how the universe was balanced
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Zhou
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Set up feudalism
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Mandate of Heaven
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Divine right to rule
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Clan
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Groups of families who claimed a common ancestor
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Oracle bone
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Animal bones that priests used to \”interpret the future\”
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Calligraphy
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Fancy righting
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Dynastic cycle
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Rise and fall of dynasties
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Feudalism
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System of government in which local lords governed their own lands
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How do people in china adapt to the environment
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Able to control flood waters, farmers,rivers used for trade,able to live in rugged terrain
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What were the characteristics of the Shang and Zhou government and social structure
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Shang: yin and yang, women could rule Zhou: feudalism,created own currency
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Identify major cultural achievements in early china
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Silk,bronze making,wooden books, writing system, accurate calendar

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