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Ancient China. Neolithic China. Yellow River Civilization. Neolithic Pottery. 3000 BCE to 2000 BCE. The 4 Old-World River Valley Cultures. Pan- Gu : Mythical Creator of the Universe. Xia Dynasty 2205-1027 BCE. Yu, the Great Founder of the Xia. “Huangdi” – Emperor.

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    1. Ancient China

    2. Neolithic China

    3. Yellow River Civilization

    4. Neolithic Pottery 3000 BCE to2000 BCE

    5. The 4 Old-World River Valley Cultures

    6. Pan-Gu: Mythical Creator of the Universe

    7. Xia Dynasty 2205-1027 BCE

    8. Yu, the Great Founder of the Xia

    9. “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.

    10. Emperor Fuxi • Mythical Xia ruler. • Taught the Chinese how to read and write, according to legend.

    11. Shang Dynasty 1766-1027 BCE

    12. Bronze Age Empires

    13. Shang: 1523-1028 BCE

    14. Oracle Bones

    15. Oracle Bones Calendar

    16. The Evolution of ChineseWriting during the Shang Pictographs Semantic-Phonetics

    17. Zhou Dynasty 1027 - 256 BCE

    18. Western Zhou: 1027-771 BCE

    19. Pendant of a Dancer – jade 3c BCE

    20. Zhou Coins - bronze

    21. “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.

    22. 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.