China ABC Book By: Janet Sengbouttarath A is for Aristocrat Aristocrats were nobles whose wealth came from the land they owned. B is for Bureaucracy A bureaucracy is made up of appointed officials who are responsible for different areas of the government. C is for the Chang Jiang River The Chang Jiang River flows for 3,400 miles east across central Asia. D is for Dynasty A dynasty is a line of rulers who come from the same family. E is for Emporer Qin made himself emporer od China in 221 B.C., he also declared himself Qin Shinuangdi. F is for Forced Qin forced farmers to leave all their land to go builed the Great Wall of China. G is for Government In the Zhou government, the king is the head of the government. H is for Han Wudi Han Wudi, also known as "Martial Emporer of Han," ruled from 141 B.C. to 87 B.C. I is for Inventions The new inventions during the Han dynasty helped China workers produce more things. J is for Jobs Confucius' ides hepled people in the modern life get government jobs to people with talent. K is for Kazakhstan Zhang discovered kingdoms in Kazakhstan, where there were horses of exceptional strength and size. L is for Legalism Legalism's main idea is that the society needs a system of harsh laws and strict laws. M is for Mandate The Mandate of Heaven gave the Zhou kings the power to rule. N is for needles In China, they put thin needles into patients' skin to ease pain. O is for One One out of five people past the civil service examinations, and the four out of five people who fail the exam are teachers, farmer, and etc. P is for Paper Paper was another invention that was used in the Han dynasty. Q is for Qin Qin made his laws based on Legalism , he had anyone who didn't like him killed. R is for Religion The religion of Buddhism speard everywhere during A.D. 100. S is for the Silk Road The Silk Road is large network of trade routes stretching for about 4,000 miles. T is for Tea Tea was one of the high-priced goods that the Silk Road carried. U is for Urged Confucius urged people to be good and to seek knowledge. V is for Valley In the valley of Chang Jiang, the valley has rich soil. W is for Wisdom Shang kings got their wisdom from gods, spirits, their ancestors. X is for the Xia Dynasty Most of China's first rulers were part of the Xia dynasty. Z is for the Zhou Dynasty The Zhou dynasty was the longest - lasting dynasty in Chinese history.