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Chapter 3 Section 3 notes “Early Civilization of China ”. 1. China is located in Asia. 2. Most people live along the east coast or in river valleys. 3. China is isolated because it is surrounded by mountains, jungles, desert and ocean.

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Chapter 3 section 3 notes early civilization of china
Chapter 3 Section 3 notes “Early Civilization of China”

  • 1. China is located in Asia.

  • 2. Most people live along the east coast or in river valleys.

  • 3. China is isolated because it is surrounded by mountains, jungles, desert and ocean.

  • 4. Chinese civilization rose around the Huang He and Yangzi river. around 1650 B.C.

  • 5. Around 1650 B.C. the Shang people gained control of Northern China.

  • 6. During the Shang dynasty the kings ruled small amounts of land.


Chapter 3 section 3 early civilization in china
Chapter 3 Section 3 Early Civilization in China

  • 7. Clans controlled most of the land.

  • 8. Merchants and crafts people lived in cities.

  • 9. Most were peasants living in farming villages.

  • 10. In 1027 B.C. The Zhou people overthrew the Shang.

  • 11. Zhou dynasty created the “Mandate of Heaven”. Which is the Divine right to rule.

  • 12. Both Shang and Zhou dynasties developed a complex religion.

  • 13. They both created a system of writing and made the first books.

  • 14. they both Made silk thread from cocoons of silkworms.


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  • 15. They also studied astronomy, recorded eclipses of the sun and invented an accurate calendar.


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