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Chinese dynastic history goes back for almost _______ years.
2000 BCE to 2000 CE
Along what River Valley did earliest Chinese civilization form?
The Huang He or Yellow River Valley in Northeast China.
Think the color of the LOESS (silt)
What great desert borders Northern China and Mongolia?
The Gobi Desert.
The Mongolian "barbarians" used to ride across it and cross the Great Wall to invade China. Begins with a G.
The Western half of China is very _____________.
Hints: Himalayas, Kunlun, Pamir, Altai, Tien Shan, need I say more?? You would NOT be able to live there easily.
Eastern China borders the ________ Ocean.
Pacific Ocean.
Also OK: Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, Gulf of Tonkin - had enough yet?
The Himalayan mountains and the jungles of ____ _______ border Southwest China
Viet Nam.
A nation we fought in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
What river valley is the longest river in China, located in Central China, and it's mouth is near the populous city of Shanghai?
The Chiang Jiang or Yangtze River.
Chinese attempted to dam this river with hydroelectric power is currently controversial because of all the river valley villages and lands that will flood.
Cutting steps into the sides of mountains to expand agriculture and prevent erosion.
Begins with a T
This high plateau is north of the Himalayas and the home of the Dalai Lama and controversy.
Begins with a T
Percent of China that is arable.
Arable means good for farming.
Part of China most Chinese live.
Eastern and Southeastern Coastline and along River Valleys.
It ain't fun to live in the mountains or the Takla Makan or the Gobi Desert.
The Shang Dynasty had bronzes, royal tombs, and the first indications of THIS on oracle bones.
IDEOGRAPHS is another term for this.
The Capital of China today and the Home of the Forbidden City (of the Emperors).
Formerly Peking.
This is the term that justified why an emperor must be obeyed or when he must be overthrown.
When the crops failed, or floods occurred, it was a sign that the gods no longer favored this emperor or this dynasty. It was the people's duty to obey him unless the heavens withdrew this permission to rule.
The ZHOU dynasty was China's classical age What two major Chinese philosophies developed at this time?
Confucianism and Daoism (or Taoism)
One emphasizes harmony in society by obedience, respect for authority; the other emphasizes harmony with nature and following the DAO or path of nature.
This short dynasty linked up the Great Wall, centralized government, and created the cruel philosophy of Legalism.
QIN (formerly spelled Chin)
In this 20 year dynasty, they also burned all books and only allowed agriculture and soldiering as careers. Think brutal laws and punishments
What dynasty went roughly 200 years before and after Christ, and created Confucian bureaucracy, civil service exams (tests to advance in government).
The Chinese people call themselves this today, to distinguish themselves from Chinese minority groups.
These are the two golden ages of art, literature and cultural flowering in Chinese history.
They sound like English words.
Chinese invented these things first.
Gunpowder (Fireworks); Umbrella; Paper; Printing Press; Coal; Magnetic Compass.
We could go on and on.
This was the dynasty of Kubla Khan, Mongolian Emperor and descendant of Genghis Khan.
Yuan Dynasty.
Marco Polo visited this dynasty and wrote a book that led later Europeans to want to explore China and other parts of the world.
This dynasty was famous for its porcelain pottery. It also had a period of naval exploration to India, Southeast Asia and Africa; However they eventually halted exploration and returned to isolation.
MING dynasty.
Begins with an M.
The last dynasty. China was in decline, very weak, and its economy eventually taken over by Western powers. It collapsed in 1911.
The QING or MANCHU Dynasty.
These emperors came from Northeastern China, where today many raw materials for factories exist. The film "LAST EMPEROR" is about them.