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Xia Dynasty

Xia Dynasty
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Ilia Christou

on 8 November 2012

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Xia Dynasty When did the Xia Dynasty occurred? The Class Structure of the Xia Dynasty Who made the Xia Dynasty Laws When it occurred: The Xia Dynasty started in 2070 BC. 1600 BC. The dynasty was established by the legendary Yu the Great. The Bronze Age Xia dynasty is thought to have run from the end of the third millennium B.C. to the middle of the second. It is the first dynasty, known through legends. The class structure: Xia king. He was on the top of the Chinese social class system, and often regarded as "The descendant of the heavenly king/emperor". The kingdom had adopted farming as the main source of the economic income.

2.Feudal lords/nobles.
Composed of either by the royal family or the clan which contributed towards the Xia Dynasty,they help the Xia king rule China.

3.Peasants.(Zhong,zhong ren)
Peasants usually worked for the lord/nobles.

4.Qu,Gong(Herders and Craftmen).
They basically herd goats, pigs and cattle for living. Gong was the craft-men.

5.Labor workers.(Men:Cheng.Women:Bi,Qie)
Women mostly worked indoors, while the men worked outdoors.

6.Slaves.(Nu,Qiang Ren)
They were usually massacred and used as sacrificial purpose. The emperor made the laws for the Xia Dynasty. But some of the emperor brothers or sons made the laws. Emperors Xiayu 45 years Emperor
Qi 29 years Emperor
Taikang 29 years Emperor
Zhongkang 13 years Emperor
Xiang 28 years Emperor
Shaokang 21 years Emperor
Zhu 17 years Emperor
Huai 44 years Emperor
Mang 18 years Emperor
Xie 21 years Emperor
Bujiang 59 years Emperor
Jiong 21 years Emperor
Jin 21 years Emperor
Kongjia 31 years Emperor
Gao 11 years Emperor
Fa 11 years Emperor
Jie 52 years Emperor Use of stone tools
Use of fire
Perfection of stone tools
Pasturing and agriculture
Irrigation technology
Earthenware, dried or burned
Ships and Vehicles
Lacquer varnish
Silk production, spinning and weaving
Carving and drilling technology Inventions Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history of about 2,000 years, but some authorities claim that it has been practiced in China for some 4,000 years. The Chinese believe that the practice of acupuncture began during the Stone Age when stone knives or sharp edged tools, described by the character 'Bian', were used to puncture and drain abscesses. In fact the Chinese character 'Bian' means the 'use of a sharp edged stone to treat disease', and the modern Chinese character 'Bi', representing a disease of pain, is almost certainly derived from the use of 'Bian stones' for the treatment of painful complaints but was invented during the Xia Dynasty. Health and medicine One of the Xia Dynasty
Emperors, The Yellow Emperor Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xia_Dynasty http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100826222723AAlZl7B http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/xia/ http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Myth/prehistory-tech.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Medicine Xia Dynasty Money By Ilia Christou
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