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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3000 BCE to2000 BCE
Ceremonial Dagger – 1028 BCE
1027 - 256 BCE
The Mandate of Heaven
The emperorreforms the govt.& makes it moreefficient.
Emperor isdefeated !!
Lives of common people improved;taxes reduced;farming encouraged.
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.
Govt. increasesspending; corruption.