Longshan (2200 BCE) People reared animals and farmed Lived in walled communities Made pottery from potters’ wheels The Yangshao and Longshan villages
Yangshao 5000-3000 BCE Central Yellow River Cultivated mainly millet Domesticated dogs and pigs
Longshan 3000 – 2000 BCE Central/lower Yellow River Cultivated millet Reared animals More advanced than the Yangshao people
Shang Civilisation Shang civilisation emerged in 1523 BCE (ended in 1028 BCE). First dynasty to have written evidence.
Origin of the Shang civilisation Began when T'ang, a man of great virtue and wisdom, overthrew the decadent emperor Jie, the last of the Xia dynasty. versus
Government Ruled by Kings Believed that the ancestors of the King were able to communicate with Di (among the dead) and the ancestors. Nepotism -> Fathers pass their thrones to their sons. Picture of the Yellow Emperor (Huangdi) of the Shang dynasty