chapter 16 east asian history vocab

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Term  
Definition

clan

A group of families with a common ancestor.

commune

A community in which people own land as a group and where they live and work together.

communist

"one nation in which the government owns large industries, businesses, and moat of the country's inland"

cultural diffusion

The spreading of ideas or practices from one culture to other cultures.

dialect

A variety of language distinguished from one main language.

dynasty

A series of emperors from the same family.

emperor

a male ruler of an empire.

ethnic group

"A group of people who share such characteristics as language, religion, and ancestry."

Han

largest ethnic group in china

homogeneous

identical or similar

nomad

A person who has no settled home but who moves from place to place

Qin

Chinese dynasty (221 B.C.-206 B.C.) which was the first great Chinese Empire that built much of the Geat Wall of China.

Qing

Chinese dynasty (1644 A.D- 1911 that increased trade with Europe. Last Dynasty

Samurai

A Japanese warrior that provided the administrative and fighting from the 11th and 19th centuries. Also enforced laws that the shogans made.

Shang

"Chinese dynasty (1766 B.C.-1122 B.C.) in which well-developed writing, the first Chinese calendar, and bronze casting were all achieved."

Shogun

emperors general who makes the laws

Tang

Chinese dynasty (A.D. 618- A.D. 907) in which a flourish in Sculpture and Poetry was seen

Zhou

Chinese dynasty (1122 B.C.-256 B.C.) in which writing laws were made and iron and plows were used.