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Transcript of ancient china
yin and yang
ancient capital (Beijing) china
Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back to 3 millennium. Yet it’s known for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as, the grand Forbidden City complex, and the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
(In Chinese philosophy and religion) two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin), and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things.
Silk road: Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China,
The Silk Road or Silk Route is an ancient network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the west and east by merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean sea during various periods of time. Extending (4,000 miles), the Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD).
Geography of ancient China
Before the silk road, trading and traveling was very difficult due to high mountains and deserts in the west.
As a result to not being able to travel thoughout the region, China became economically isolated from other ancient civilizations.
The Pacific Ocean and the China Sea are the large bodies of water that border China.
philosophical, ethical or religious tradition of Chinese origin, or faith of Chinese exemplification, that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (also romanized as Dao)
Fuedalism: European political system in which a lord owned all the land while vassals and serfs farmed it. Feudalism ended in the 1400s.
Dynastic Cycle: Is a political theory. According to this theory, every dynasty goes through a culture cycle. 1. A new ruler unites China, founds a new dynasty, and gains the Mandate of Heaven. 2.Jan 22, 2012
Shi Huangdi- 259–210 b.c, Chinese emperor c247–210 b.c. initiated the building of the Great Wall of China.
- A chinese teacher and philosipher. He was the one to discover China.
Economy: Economic reform has replaced state socialism with a more capitalist system and generated rapid growth, turning China into one of the world's largest economies, but problems such as growing inequality, pollution, rural poverty, an inefficient state sector and low domestic consumption remain.
Mandate of Heaven:
Relgion of China
Ancient Chinese had a very healthy diet such as eating meat or fish with many vegetables, also eating duck, turtle, wild game, and eggs. Rice and noodles are the most popular in China; rice is especially given in the beginning of chinese festivals.
The ancient Chinese clothing consisted mostly of robes. Darker shades were preferred over light ones. Lighter coloured clothing was worn more commonly by the lower class.
Chinese belief and philosophical idea that tiān (heaven) granted emperors the right to rule based on their ability to govern well and fairly.