Ancient China

An essay on ancient China can be educational but also very fun and interesting. China differs from other culteres by its wide range of topics such as government, religion, and its ethics...... I hope you find this essay very informative and the info. not to be wrong.

Geography has always played a important role in Chinas history. Beca-use of Chinas enormous size it has always been hard to conquer and even harder to unite. China is split into three parts by three river vallies, the Haung, the Chang, and the Xia.

Because of heavy rainfall. Major flooding took place all the time and in reaction to this the floods would wash away good soil used for farming It would also wash away cities, and villages with records and stuff like that. Most of the rest of China is covered with mountains or is very dry and hilly, and on the northwest border of China there is a huge, cold desert called the Gobi. Because of this, the north-west part of China was extre-mely less populated.

A Lot of the features of China have kept itself isolated so they have really evulutioned all by itself without much outeside activity.

Chinas history did not really have (or mention) leaders, it really just mentioned dynesties. Chinas had three dynasties. The first of which was the Xia (2,000 b.c. to 1,500 b.c.) except for ancient legions one really doesn't know much about the Xia rulers. In 1,500 b.c. the Xia rulers were overthrown and the Shang dynasty came into focus and into place.

During the Shang dynasty, Chinese artists were busy making beautiful art figures, religious stuff, and were making weapons out of bronze.

Even though the Shang dynasty lasted for several hundred years most of the rulers were extremely viscious and had fun playing games of torture The nobles lived very rich lives and were treated very good in contrast to the peasents who were extravigatingly poor and were spit upon as if they were the scum of the earth even though the rich folk couldn't get along in life without the peasents because the peasents provided their food. They rulers of the Shang dynasty were so cruel that they would not only sacrifice animals for religious sarimonies they would also have humans sacrificed. Because of the way people were treated the chinese drove the Shangs out.

After that the Wu Wang dynasty came into play at around 1100-256 b.c. It lasted longer than any other dynesty in the history of china. The Wu Wang dynast grew to have land from the eastcoast and from the Chang river in the south.

China is a humoungis country stretching for over 1,800 miles from the mountains and ice in Tubet. In the west trough lots of trees and deaserts to the coastline in the east. Chinese root first started at the mouth of the Yellow river in the midle of the country where the soil is a rich, yellowish earth named Loess.

Peasents almost allways provided the food for the entire Chineze empire. Usually there wasn't enough food for the entire so great famines were not totally unusual (some times the peasents even rebelled against their rich owners.

Rich people had a pretty cool diet it ranged from ox to bears and bird soup to dog meet. Some times at great feasts their would even be over 300 meals to choose from. Whle rich people had a "exciting" diet peasents had often not even enough food to survive. Their "diet" usuallyconsisted of only vegetablesand rice. People up in the north usually ate a lotof cereal but in the south they usually ate rice, nuddles, bread, and bean churd. Most of the time the Chinese ate food out of small bowles and used chop sticks as eating utenciles.

Rich and poor people of China wore totally differint clothes. The poor folk of China wore baggy hemp trousers and a loose shirt underneith and for shoes they wove together straw. While rich men and women wore robes of silk tied together tied at the waist with a large slash at the top of the robe. The front of the women'srobe opened a little to reveal a different colored undershirt made of silk slippers with wooden shoes on their feet.

So as I have shown U a report on China can be ver fun and interesting.