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Chapter 5


Book of Changes manual for fortune tellers
Book of History documents that justified the Zhou dynasty and told their subjects to obey the lords
Book of Etiquette (Book of Rites) taught the Zhou aristocrats the etiquette and proper way to perform rituals
Book of Songs (Book of Poetry or Book of Odes) a collection of verses both light and dark
"China's Sorrow" nickname given to the Yellow river
cowry shells currency for Xia dynasty
dynasty patriarchal government system
"mandate of Heaven" political theology in which "the right to govern came from the heaven and was given to a son of heaven" (Zhou)
oracle bones wrote questions to ask fortune tellers, fortune tellers would use the cracks on the bone to answer the questions
royal court one ruler that gave assistants power to help govern
Shang dynasty that rose from the fall of Xia
steppe nomads nomadic people that where a link between the eastern and western societies
Xia one of the first dynasties in China
Zhou dynasty that took over Shang
Political: Xia hereditary rule in China king lost rule to Shang
Interactions with Environment: Xia believed they ruled the Yellow River
Religion: Xia no evidence
Art&Architecture: Xia pottery workshops
Technology: Xia flood control systems -modest houses-metallurgy -bronze foundry (tools and weapons)- sails
Economy: Xia
Society: Xia
Political: Shang patriarchal-dynasties-hereditary-strong military
Interactions with Environment: Shang Yellow River
Religion: Shang afterlife tombs sacrifices
Art&Architecture: Shang figurines walls
Technology: Shang written language wheels axels spokes chariots metallurgy
Economy: Shang cowry shells = currency
Social: Shang
Political: Zhou the political leader was the "son of the gods"- Mandate of Heaven" royal court
Interactions with Environment: Zhou Wei river valley flood control
Religion: Zhou gods where their ancestors "Mandate of Heaven"
Art&Architecture: Zhou flood control-literature-city walls
Technology: Zhou metallurgy-flood control systems-swords-pictograph writting
Economy: Zhou taxes
Social: Zhou valued family
Chronology: 5000-3000 B.C.E Yangshao society
Chronology: 2200-1766 B.C.E Xia dynasty
Chronology: 1766-1122 B.C.E Shang dynasty
Chronology: 1122-256 B.C.E Zhou dynasty
Chronology: 403- 221 B.C.E Period of the Warring States
Yangshao society neolithic societies in early china
Created by: fernanda2019