Ancient Chinese Report

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Ancient China
Ancient china was one of the first ancient civilizations to develop. They were advanced with many skills and used the different seasons to their advantage when they were farming. They used the fertile soil near rivers, like the Yangtze River. They were located in eastern Asia. Ancient China is surrounded by Gobi Desert to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Himalayan Mountains to the southwest, and the Taklimakan desert in the west. They had many great dynasties and emperors rule the country, from 1700-1046 B.C. The ancient Chinese were great because they had skills and inventions to survive.

The Chinese were very skilled and had many uses for metals. The Chinese developed many things using metals, such as bronze jars, and magnetic compasses. They had gunpowder for fighting in wars and the use of guns. The Chinese made their own paper and the Tang dynasty invented block printing.

The Chinese had many cities and a centralized government. They had 16 articles of law. Ancient China had many kingdoms and dynasties over many years. There was a period of time from 906-960 A.D. when five dynasties ruled ancient china. The greatest dynasty of all time was the Shang dynasty.

In ancient china, men and women had different jobs. Their division of labor was split up by gender. The men worked as laborers and farmers. They were in charge of their family’s farms. The Chinese women worked as servants for their families.

They were very advanced in their farming. They farmed things like rice, and wheat. Their rice patties were terraced so that during the wet season their crops wouldn’t wash away. They also had fish farmers who domesticated fish. They farmed near the Yangtze River in the dry land. They used 3 types of calendars, lunar, solar, and solar-lunar. They also have the zodiac calendar.

The Chinese had a written language. The used different forms of hieroglyphics, and they wrote on the shoulder blades of oxen and pigs. The Chinese had a...
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