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Ancient China
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Ancient China

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Section 1: China's geography

Section 1: China's geography

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  • 1. THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA’S RIVER VALLEYS
    • Examine thegeography of ancient China.
    • 2. Findoutaboutearlycivilization in China.
    • 3. Learnabouttheimportace of familyties in earlyChinesesociety.
  • Ancient China Territory:
    Ancient China covered a largearea of theAsianContinent.
  • 4.
  • 5. GeographicSettingsClimate in Ancient China..
    China wasdividedin tworegions: North China Plain, and South China Plain.
    NORTH: Itonlyrainedduringsummer, because of themonsoons. However, therest of theyear, theclimateisverydry.
    SOUTH: itiswarm and wet. Itrainsalmostallyearlong.
  • 6. Mountain Range
    TheHimalayasseparatesChina fromtherest of thecontinentlimitatingcontactwithothercivilization.
    China calledthemselvesMiddleKingdom
  • 7. Important Rivers
    China’sRiversoverflowedtheirbankseachspring.
    China’s 1st longestriverThe Chang.
    China’s 2nd longestriverTheHuang. Alsocalledthe “YellowRiver” or “China’sSorrow” because of the loess, thatitcarryalongwiththefloods and thedestructionit cause.
    TheHuangoverflowedthe North plain of China and ithelptheChinesetogrow a graincalledmillet.
    Chinesebuiltdikeswhichcouldnot control thefloods. Loess settledtothebotton and thelevel rose.
  • 8. TheShangDynasty
    1st civiliation in China.
    Arose 1760 B.C and built chinas firstcities.
    Produced art in bronze and chinas firstwritingsystem.
    Chinas hadmany regional languages and theirwritingwasusedfordifferentlanguages.
    After 600 years a new group emerged, peoplewholived in theWei Valley.
  • 9. TheZhouDynasty
    TheyborderedtheShangterritory.
    Livedpeacefullyover times butfinallytheZhouconqueredtheShang in about 1122B.C.
    TheZhouruledoveralmost 1000 years.
    ThisperiodisdividedintoEarlier western ZhouDynasty and Later Eastern ZhouDynasty. Periodknown as warringstates.
    Small kingdomsfoughtfor control untiltheQin emerged.
  • 10. Mandate of Heaven
    Chineserulersinheritedthethroneortheyfoughtfortherightto rule.
    Chinesebelievedthatrulerscametopowerbecause of theirdestin y orfate.
    It’s a laworanorderthatThe Mandate of Heavensupport a leader to rule.
  • 11. Importance of theFamily
    Center of ChineseSociety.
    5 generationscouldlivetogether.
    The status of a personwasaccordingtotheirage and sex.
    Center authoritywasmostlytheoldestman. Tookdecisions and punishments.
    Womenwereconsideredlower and wereboundedbythethreeobediences.
    Fourvirtuesforwomen.

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