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Cards (18)

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(18 cards)

yuan

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Chinese currency

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Abacus

Front

an ancient counting device

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Mandarin Chinese

Front

official language of China

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Dragon

Front

China's favorite mythical animal

Back

Silk Road

Front

An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some 6,440 km (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire. Marco Polo followed the route on his journey to Cathay.

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Great Wall of China

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world's longest man made structure built to keep invaders from the north out of China, started by the Qin Dynasty, expanded by the Han Dynasty,

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Oracle Bones

Front

The earliest known Chinese writing is found on these from ritual activity of the Shang period.

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Confucianism

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A philosophy that adheres to the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius. It shows the way to ensure a stable government and an orderly society in the present world and stresses a moral code of conduct.

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1.3 billion

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China's current population

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Foot Binding

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Practice in Chinese society to mutilate women's feet in order to make them smaller; produced pain and restricted women's movement; made it easier to confine women to the household.

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Dynasties

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Ruling families

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Forbidden City

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a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China

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Three Gorges Dam

Front

a dam begun in the late 20th century on the Yangtze in China, to help control flooding, generate power, and allow ships to sail farther into China

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Buddhism

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Belief system that started in India in the 500s BC. Happiness can be achieved through removal of one's desires. Believers seek enlightenment and the overcoming of suffering.

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Confucius

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Chinese philosopher

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terra cotta army

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collection of seven thousand life sized sculptures made of pottery in the tomb of Shi Huangdi

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communist

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What type of government does China have?

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Taoism

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philosophy that focuses on creating a balance with nature. Yin and Yang A Chinese philosophy in which people live a simple life in harmony with nature.

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