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5000-3000 B.C.E. Yangshao Society
2200-1766 B.C.E Xia Dynasty
1766-1122 B.C.E. Shang Dynasty
1122-256 B.C.E. Zhou Dynasty
403-221 B.C.E. Period of Warring States
Book of Changes manual instructing diviners in the art of foretelling future
Book of History a collection of documents that justified the Zhou state and called for subjects to obey their overlords
Book of Songs Collection of verses of themes both light and serious
Vocab: Yao a legendary emperor (c. 24th century bce) of the golden age of antiquity
Vocab: Shun a legendary emperor (c. 23rd century bce) of the golden age of antiquity
Vocab: Yu a legendary ruler in ancient China famed for his introduction of flood control
Vocab: Xia a legendary dynasty in China, the traditional dates of which are 2205–1766 b.c.
Vocab: Shang a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated 1766–1122 b.c. and known especially for bronze work.
Vocab:Zhou A Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 1122–221 BC) characterized by great intellectual achievements
Vocab: Chu The state of Chu 楚 was a feudal state of the Zhou period 周 (11th cent.-221 BCE).
Vocab: Mandate of Heaven n ancient Chinese belief and philosophical idea that tiān (heaven) granted emperors the right to rule based on their ability to govern well and fairly.
Vocab: Legitimacy the lawfulness or authenticity of something
Vocab: Conspicuous standing out so as to be clearly visible.
Vocab: Mariners a sailor.
Vocab: Scribes a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented.
Vocab: Secular denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.
Vocab: Yangzi River the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
Vocab: Yellow River the third-longest river in Asia
Xia: Political Hereditary Monarchial rule, Controlled leaders of villages
Xia: Interactions with the Environment Yellow River Valley Agriculture
Xia: Religion
Xia: Art and Architecture Palace type Structures Modest Houses Pottery Workshops Bronze foundry
Xia: Technology flood control metallurgy bronze weapons
Xia: Economics trade and agriculture
Xia: Society
Shang: Politics military forces, political allies, authority over rulers in smaller towns
Shang: Interactions with the Environment Agriculture Yellow River Valley
Shang: Religion buried Kings (Emperors) with valuable belongings, friends and servants
Shang: Art and Architecture Big 33ft wall Royal Palaces Residential neighborhoods Lavish Tombs
Shang: Technology Writing System Bronze metallurgy Horses Chariots Carts Wagons Lavish Tombs
Shang: Economy Trade Crafts
Shang: Society Agricultural villages Some big cities
Zhou: Politics No Law Codes Military Ruler had duty to rule justly (with justice) Ruler had to maintain honor and harmony Bureaucracies Tax system
Zhou: Interactions with the Environment Agriculture
Zhou: Religion Believed earthly events (natural disasters, etc.) were related to heavenly affairs Mandate of Heaven
Zhou: Art and Architecture
Zhou: Technology Weapons of Iron
Zhou: Economy
Zhou: Society Small Districts
Created by: andrea2019