What were some of the earliest villages in China?
Yangshao and Longshan
When do historians first witness a transition of humans from hunting/gathering to village life?
eighth millennium B.C.E
Which early village in china (yangshao or longshan) were more sophisticated, how?
Longshan, they created pottery on wheels and domesticated cattle
What is one piece of early evidence shows the innovation of writing?
Who was the legendary founder of the Xia Dynasty?
Yu the Great
What were the successes of the Xia Dynasty?
The Xia dynasty created armies, built cities, carved jade, cast and worked bronze, created pictograms and a calender
What was geographical boundaries for Ancient China?
N: Gobi Desert, E: Yellow Sea and Pacific Ocean, S: Land till South China Sea, W: Taklimaken Desert, Plateau of Tibet, Himalayas
By the Shang Dynasty a king ruled from_______? What was the last Shang capital?
The capital, Anyang
When did the Shang Dynasty fall to the Zhou?
Mandate Of Heaven
When a group has the right to overthrow government with the gods support
What caused the warring period?
Decentralized government and warlords competing for power separated empire
Fertile silt that gives yellow river gold color
When did the Xia rule?
When did the Shang Dynast rule?
system of government run through mutual obligation or alliance between king and nobles wher divided groups supplied support for king and got land in return
Did the Shang use metal for farming?
The shang established a family institution with what member playing lead role?
How did ideographic language unite Chinese?
although speaking many different dialects written language provided method of communication
Which river is north most, Huang He (Yellow River) or Chiang Jiang (Yangtze)?
When was iron introduced to china?
Did the zhou use iron for farming?
What caused the creation of Confucionism and Daoism?
A wish to bring peace and stability to China during warring period
followers of Confucious
What war lord took over China and started the Qin dynasty?
A schinese scholar who lived in 551-479 BCE. Was the founder of Confucianism
Legendary scholar who founded Daoism
An original confucian scholar who lived in 233 BCE who played large role in the creation of legalism