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Arauqinoid
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Araquinoid, Arauqin
CATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: A ceramic series created to compare the cultures of the Venezuela / Antilles area which flourished in the Middle Orinoco River region from c 500-1500 AD. Soft-textured gray vessels tempered with spicules of freshwater sponge and geometric incised designs on the interior beveled rims of bowls were characteristic. Collared jars with appliquéd human faces and coffee-bean eyes were also common and pieces of griddles have been found at most sites. The series replaces the Saladoid and Barrancoid in some areas.
Qin
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Ch'in
CATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: Name of an Eastern Zhou state centered in the Wei River valley of Shaanxi province, China, and of the dynasty (221-206 BC) founded after the Qin state had conquered and absorbed the various states ruling the rest of China. The first emperor of the dynasty, Qin Shihuangdi, established his capital at Xianyang near Chang'an. He was the first emperor of a united China and was buried in a large mounded tomb near Xian City. A terra-cotta army of over 7000 lifesize soldiers protected him in three long pits. The Qin dynasty was known for the standardization of weights and measures as well as coinage and the development of a state infrastructure. Though short-lived, it was the first dynasty to unite under a single rule most of the area since regarded as belonging to China proper.
Qin Shihuangdi (fl. 247 BC-d. 210 BC)
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Ch'in Shih Huang-ti; Qin Shi Huangdi; Chao Cheng
CATEGORY: person
DEFINITION: A boy king (Chao Cheng) who came to China's throne and completed the Ch'in conquests and in 221 created the Ch'in empire. He proclaimed himself Ch'in Shih Huang-ti (First Sovereign Emperor of Ch'in) and instituted a rigid authoritarian government. During the Ch'in Dynasty the writing system was standardized along with weights and measures and coinage. The Great Wall was also built. Rebellion erupted after Shihhuangdi's death in 210 BC. In 206 the dynasty was overthrown and replaced by the Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). His tomb is the focal point of a vast mausoleum complex that includes a buried army of 7000 lifesized terra-cotta figures.
Qing
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Ch'ing
CATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: The name of the Manchu dynasty that ruled China from 1644 to 1911.
Qingliangang
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Ch'ing-lien-kang
CATEGORY: site; culture
DEFINITION: A Neolithic culture and site of the 5th millennium BC in Huaian Xian, northern Jiangsu province, China. It succeeded Hemudu and merged with Dawenkou. It had unpainted openwork ceramics with pedestals.
heqin
CATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: A system of reverse tribute used in the Han Dynasty of China. Lavish goods were given as a reward for voluntary tributes and loyalty to the Han.

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