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Chapter 5.1: The Geography of China’s River Valleys. Examine the geography of ancient China. Find out about early civilization in China. Learn about the importance of family ties in early China. Objectives. The Geography of Ancient China. The Geography of Ancient China.

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Chapter 5.1: The Geography of China’s River Valleys


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Examine the geography of ancient China.Find out about early civilization in China. Learn about the importance of family ties in early China.

Objectives


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The Geography of Ancient China


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The Geography of Ancient China

Dragons brought good luck.Dragon gods were believed to be responsible for the rains


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The Geography of Ancient China

North China PlainMade of soil deposits from the Huang River. A brief summer monsoon. There is not much rain at other times. The climate is very dry.


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The Geography of Ancient China

Geographic BarriersMountains and Seas separated China from other lands.They were so sure that they lived at the center of the world that they called themselves the Middle Kingdom.


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The Geography of Ancient China

Loess - Yellow brown soil.


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The Geography of Ancient China

Dike - A protective wall that holds back the waters.


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Early Civilization in China


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Early Civilization in China

Shang DynastyThe first civilization in China.Built China’s first cities.Produced first Chinese writing system.


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Early Civilization in China

Zhou Dynasty Divided into two parts – Earlier Western Zhou dynasty & Later Eastern Zhou dynasty.


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Early Civilization in China

Warring States During that time, small kingdoms fought for control over one another until a new dynasty - the Qin – finally emerged.


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Early Civilization in China

Mandate of HeavenChinese believed that rulers came to power because it was their destiny or fate.


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Importance of the Family


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Importance of the Family

Extended Family - Closely related family.


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Importance of the Family

Women’s RolesThree Obediences: To obey: their fathers in youth their husbands in marriagetheir sons in widowhood.


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Importance of the Family

Women’s RolesFour virtues also guided women’s behavior in ancient China: morality, modesty, proper speech and domestic skills.


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