KMS China

Geography
Three Gorges Dam
A barrier built on the Chang Jiang River to control floods.
Gobi Desert
A high desert in China and Mongolia.
Chang Jiang
The longest river in Asia, flowing through eastern China.
emperor
A ruler of an empire, which is a group of different territories or cultures led by a single all-powerful authority.
Great Wall
A huge and long wall built to keep nomads out of china
Confucianism
A belief system based on the teachings of Confucius, a Chinese scholar.
scholar-official
An educated person who worked in China’s government.
communism
A government and economic system in which the government holds nearly all political power and the means of production in the name of the people.
Mao Zedong
Communist leader of China from 1949-1976
Daoism
a Chinese belief system based on the idea of natural order in the world
Dao
According to the belief system of Daoism, a force that guides the whole universe
Buddhism
A religion that is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama
Siddhartha Gautama
the founder of Buddhism also known as the Buddha, or “enlightened one”
province
a governmental division like a state
National People’s Congress (NPC)
China’s national law-making body
Tiananmen Square
the location of a huge demonstration for democratic rights that occurred in 1989
command economy
an economy in which the government owns all land, factories, and businesses, and decides what will be produced
free enterprise
an economy in which business is privately owned

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