a rainy season that occurs in Southern Asia in the summer
Monsoon
an Indian king or prince
Rajah
the rebirth of a soul in a new body
Reincarnation
destiny or fate, following as effect from cause
Karma
the principle of nonviolence towards all living things
Ahimsa
as state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place
Nirvana
hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed
Dissent
a person sent on a religious mission
Missionaries
property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage
Dowry
a yellowish-grey deposit of wind blown sediment
Loess
the cycle of dynasties
Dynastic Cycle
the dominant social system in mideval Europe
Feudalism
a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors
Filial Piety
bones used for pyromancy - a form of divination
Oracle Bone
the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service
Monopoly
a member of the civil service
Civil Servants
a medical treatment involving pricking the skin with needles
Acupuncture
the leader of the Devas and the lord of Svargaloka
Indra
one who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect
Mystics
a major religion of South Asia that developed from Vedic religion
Hinduism
a religion of eastern and Central Asia that developed from the teachings of Buddha
Buddhism
a system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius
Confucianism
a Chinese philosophy based in the writings of Lao-tzu
Daoism
the dependence on moral law rather than religious beliefs
Legalism