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Ancient Asian Civilization

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Adam McIntyre

on 26 April 2010

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Ancient Asian Civilization East Asia Civilizations

The first true Chinese civilization that was universally excepted was the Shang Dynasty This dynasty was famous for the invention of writing. The Zouh dynasty was much like the Shang dynasty because the Zhou adpoted many of the ways of the Shang dynasty. The Zhou introduced the manadate to heaven that stated that if the ruler was overthrown then he had lost his right to the victor. Confucianism was based of the Zhou dynasty's social system, including ancestoral worship. Confucianism believed strongly in a hierarchy and respect for the authority's. Taoism combined with the rural and vulgar religious feelings and developed its pantheon. Taoism is still practiced in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. India The people of India have had a continous civilization since 2500 B.C., when the inhabitants of the Indus River Valley developed an urban culture based on commerce and sustained by agricultural trade. The Civilization declined quite a bit around 1500 B.C. because of ecological changes. Islam has spread across India over the past 500 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries Turks and Afghans invaded India and established civilization in Delhi. In the early 16th century, descendants of Genghis Khan swept across India establishing civilization that last for 200 years. From the 11th to the 15th Century Southern India was dominated by Hindu Chola and Vijayanagar Dynasties.
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