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Ancient China. Neolithic China. “Peking Man” (750,000 – 500,000 BCE). Sinanthropus pekinesis. Yellow River Civilization. Neolithic Pottery. 3000 BCE to 2000 BCE. The 4 Old-World River Valley Cultures. “Chung Kuo” (The “Middle Kingdom” ). Hsia Dynasty 2205-1027 BCE.

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Ancient china

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China


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Neolithic

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“Peking Man”(750,000 – 500,000 BCE)

Sinanthropuspekinesis


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Yellow River Civilization


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Neolithic Pottery

3000 BCE to2000 BCE


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The 4 Old-World River Valley Cultures


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“Chung Kuo”(The “Middle Kingdom”)


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Hsia Dynasty

2205-1027 BCE


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Yu, the Great – Founder of the Hsia


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“Huangdi” – Emperor

  • The “Yellow Emperor.”

  • Legend has it that he ruled for over 100 years.

  • Associated with the invention of wheeled vehicles, ships, armor, pottery, and silk-making.


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Emperor Fuxi

  • Mythical Hsia ruler.

  • Taught the Chinese how to read and write, according to legend.


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Shang Dynasty

1766-1027 BCE


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Bronze Age Empires


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Shang: 1523-1028 BCE


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Oracle Bones


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The Evolution of ChineseWriting during the Shang

Pictographs

Semantic-Phonetics


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Axe Scepter – 1100 BCE - jade

Ceremonial Dagger – 1028 BCE


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ShangUrn


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Shang Bronzes


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Ritual Wine Vessel – bronze, 13c BCE


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Zhou Dynasty

1027 - 256 BCE


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Western Zhou: 1027-771 BCE


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Eastern Zhou: 771-256 BCE


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Pendant of a Dancer - jade 3c BCE (Eastern Zhou)


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Ritual Wine Vessel – 4cbronze, silver, gold, copper


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Zhou Coins - bronze


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“T’ien Ming”

The Mandate of Heaven

  • The leader must lead by ability and virtue.

  • The dynasty's leadership must be justified by succeeding generations.

  • The mandate could be revoked by negligence and abuse; the will of the people was important.


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A new dynasty comes to power.

The emperorreforms the govt.& makes it moreefficient.

Start here

Emperor isdefeated !!

Lives of common people improved;taxes reduced;farming encouraged.

TheDynasticCycle

Rebel bands findstrong leader whounites them.Attack the emperor.

Problems begin(extensive wars,invasions, etc.)

Poor loserespect for govt.They join rebels& attack landlords.

Taxes increase;men forced towork for army.Farming neglected.

Droughts,floods,famines occur.

Govt. increasesspending; corruption.


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