A hands on guide to ancient China

Essay by Tim TompkinsJunior High, 9th gradeB-, March 1997

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An essay on ancient China can be educational but also very

fun and interesting. China differs from other culteres by its wide range

of topics such as government, religion, and its ethics...... I hope you find

this essay very informative and the info. not to be wrong.

Geography has always played a important role in Chinas history. Beca-

use of Chinas enormous size it has always been hard to conquer and even

harder to unite. China is split into three parts by three river vallies, the

Haung, the Chang, and the Xia.

Because of heavy rainfall. Major flooding took place all the time and

in reaction to this the floods would wash away good soil used for farming

It would also wash away cities, and villages with records and stuff like that.

Most of the rest of China is covered with mountains or is very dry and

hilly, and on the northwest border of China there is a huge, cold desert

called the Gobi.

Because of this, the north-west part of China was extre-

mely less populated.

Alot of the features of China have kept itself isolated so they have really

evulutioned all by itself without much outeside activity.

Chinas history did not really have (or mention) leaders, it really just

mentioned dynesties. Chinas had three dynasties. The first of which was

the Xia (2,000 b.c. to 1,500 b.c.) except for ancient legions one really

doesn't know much about the Xia rulers. In 1,500 b.c. the Xia rulers were

overthrown and the Shang dynasty came into focus and into place.

During the Shang dynasty, Chinese artists were busy making beautiful

art figures, religious stuff, and were making weapons out of bronze.

Eventhough the Shang dynasty lasted for several hundred years most

of the rulers were extremely viscious and...