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Life in Ancient China. Mrs. Assini Honors SS, 1-2. Clay Goldsmid Chris Zeck Adin Kolansky Jack Clark Chris Cooper. Seven Features of Civilization. Cities. Culture. Public Works. Ancient China. System of Writing. Social Classes. Organized Religion. Central Governments. Cities. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Life in Ancient ChinaMrs. Assini Honors SS, 1-2Clay GoldsmidChris ZeckAdin KolanskyJack Clark Chris Cooper

  • Seven Features of CivilizationAncient ChinaCulture Social Classes Central Governments Organized Religion

    System of Writing


    Public Works

  • CitiesXian- It was a cultural centre along the Silk Road. Xian was the capital for 12 dynasties. These dynasties include the Zhou, Qin, Western Han, and the Tang.Chengdu- It has been a government administrative center since ancient times. It was the capital of Liu Beis Shu kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period. Chengdu marks the beginning of the southern Silk Road RouteAnyang- Anyang was the first capital of northern China.

  • CultureAncient Chinese culture consisted of polytheistic beliefs.Weavers used silk to make colorful clothes.People always needed to find enough food to support the large population. They carved statues from jade.There was a large gap between the wealthy and poor.They greatly honored their ancestorsInventions include gun powder and paperChinese also cultivated silk.The Shang were big producers of bronze

  • Social ClassesKingsAristocratsNoblesArtisansTradersFarmersSlaves

  • Central GovernmentThe Shang dynasty started off with a weak central government, which was based on agricultureThe Zhou dynasty lasted the longest of all Ancient Chinese dynasties. It also split the kingdom into smaller territories. Aristocrats were the rulers of each territory. This was based on the Shang government.Bureaucracy

  • System of WritingIdeographs PictographsSymbol writing system

  • Organized ReligionShang TiPolythesismOracle BonesBy 220 A.D. Buddhism became a common religion.Buddah

  • PhilosophersConfucius-Confucianism Laozi- Daoism Hanfeizi- Legalism

  • Primary SourceThere are those who act without knowing; I will have none of this. To hear a lot, choose the good, and follow it, to see a lot and learn to recognize it: this is next to knowledge ConfuciusWhat you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. -ConfuciusHigher good is like water: the good in water benefits all, and does so without contention. It rests where people dislike to be, so it is close to the Way. Where it dwells becomes good ground; profound is the good in its heart, Benevolent the good it bestows. LaoziI have brought order to the mass of beings. -Qin Shihuangdi

  • Time Line1750 B.C. - Shang Dynasty Begins1045 B.C. - Wu Wang Creates Zhou Dynasty551 B.C. Confucius is born300 B.C. Laozis ideas of Daoism become popular221 B.C. Qin Dynasty begins202 B.C. Liu Bang founds Han Dynasty200 B.C. Hanfeizi develops LegalismA.D. 1- Silk Road is establishedA.D. 190- Rebel Armies attack Han capital

  • China Physical Map

  • China Political Maps

  • Role of Slavery

  • LocationAbsolute Location-Relative Location-

  • Sources