Ancient China mix

Ancient China
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Ancient China mix

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  1. Ancient China

    Slide 1 - Ancient China

  2. Geography

    Slide 2 - Geography

    • Two major rivers: Huang He (Yellow River) and Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) Rivers.
    • Loess-yellowish fertile silt
    • Huang He nicknamed “China’s Sorrow”
    • Isolation =supply their own goods
    • Invaders entered from the west and north
  3. First Dynasty

    Slide 3 - First Dynasty

    • Legend the first Chinese dynasty was the Xia Dynasty led by Yu
    • Shang- first to leave written records
    • They used wood and earthen walls for infrastructure.
  4. Writing

    Slide 4 - Writing

    • Chinese written language is different than their spoken
    • One character represents one syllable or unit of language
    • To be literate, one needed to know 1500 characters
    • To be a scholar, one needed to know over 10,000 characters
  5. Culture

    Slide 5 - Culture

    • Believed that ancestors could bring good or bad fortunes
    • Used oracle bones to communicate with the gods
    • Social classes were divided between nobles and peasants
    • Family central to society
  6. Mandate of Heaven

    Slide 6 - Mandate of Heaven

    • A just ruler had divine approval
    • If one would lose the Mandate then they lost the right to rule
    • Dynastic cycle was a pattern of rise, decline and replacement of dynasties
    • Dynastic Cycle in China
    • Disasters, revolts and invasions
    • Old Dynasty lost the MOH and rebellion is justified
    • Dynasty is overthrown & New dynasty emerges
    • New dynasty gains power and claims MOH
    • Strong Dynasty with peace & prosperity. Has the MOH
    • Corruption & power grows weak
  7. Quiz Question 1

    Slide 7 - Quiz Question 1

  8. Quiz Question 2

    Slide 8 - Quiz Question 2

  9. Quiz Question 3

    Slide 9 - Quiz Question 3