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GRAPES of Ancient China

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Dalton Dixon
Hr. 2 Wrld history GRAPES of Ancient China China was originally divided into three regions, the Yantgze and yellow rivers, the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts and the Himilayan mountains. Ancient Chinese Geography The Yangtze river was the main source of life
for the chinese people in central to easteren China all the way to the East china sea it is 4,000 miles long and had floods which were very helpful to farmers. Its harbor is evidence to believe that people lived in china as far as 27,000 years ago. during the Han dynasty (202 BC) that river was more important to economics and politics. Social structure of Ancient China Economy of Ancient China Politics of Ancient China Acheviments of Ancient China In early China, past ancestors were considered family gods and goddess's that brought good and or bad luck to the living family. Religion of Ancient China The Gobi desert was more rocky than sandy, it is located in northwestern China and is one of the driest deserts in the world and can be as cold as 40 below during winter and at night. for some reason though the western Gobi desert was called the Takalamakn desert (Sea of Death) because, it has poisonous snakes, sand storms and extremely high temperatures The Himilayas are one of Chinas natural barriers against invaders in the southwestern area of China. during the winter, temeratures drop dramatically, but also raise to 100 degrees in the summer but can still maintane snow on the peaks. The Chinese also followed 5 religions that they still follow today like, Buddhism, first religion in China, Islam, mid seventh century, Christianity, after seventh century and wide spread in 1840, Protestantism, early 19th century and wide spread after opium war and taoism took form of a religion in the second century after being thought of as sorcery for all kinds of supernatural achievments. Some things the chinese invented that are being used all over the world today include, the compass, gunpowder, paper, silk, the wheel barrow, rubber, the abacus, acupuncture, chopsticks, kites, mahjong, the seismograph, tofu, soymilk and tea and so much more. In 2000 B.C. the chinese were being rulled by the Xia dynasty, first led by Emperor Yu, up until the Qing dynasty in 1644 to 1912, 5 years later the Ming dyanasty later became the Republic of China, it's current system of politics and government An example of the economy of Ancient China, The Jinshang period (770-476 BCE) was a time
when the ancient chinese people started trading
silk, iron, cattle, fish and salt amongst themselves as well as Greece and India. At the very top were royalty like the emperor and his family, below him were the Shi (Gentry scholars), below them were the Nong (peasent farmers), even below them were the Gong (artisians and craftsman) and at the very bottom had women and the Shang (merchants and traders). http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/china/ancient-china-geography/2412 Bibliography http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux5g3yfI-gM http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/china/Ancient-China-Religion/2377 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/china/ancient-china-inventions/2373 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/china/ancient-china-social-classes/2413 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/china/ancient-china-economy/2411
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