River Valley Civs in China. World History Ms. Guerin. By the end of this lesson you should be able to answer:. 1. Why is the Yellow River yellow? How is the Yellow River Valley different from Mesopotamia and Egypt? 2. What system of government and social structure did ancient China have?
Can you interpret the cracks here? Read translation on next page.
Question: Will there be harm in the next 10 days?The king, reading the cracks, said, "There will be no harm; there will perhaps be the coming of alarming news.“
[Verification:] When it came to the fifth day, ding-you, there really was the the coming of alarming news from the west.
ZhiGuo, reporting, said, "The Du Fang [a border people] are besieging in our eastern borders and have harmed two settlements." The Gong-fang also raided the fields of our western borders.
Warring States Period
The Qin Dynasty – 221 B.C.E. – 207 B.C.E.