History Notes 10-22-07 Lecture One Unit Three

History Notes 10-22-07 Lecture One Unit Three - Unit Three...

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Unit Three Lecture One 10-22-07 East Asia: Dawn of China Geographical and Ecological Environment -China was isolated by mountains: Himalayas, Tiansan -Also by the Gobi Desert -They had two rivers the yellow and long(yangzi) rivers -Most of the population of china lived in the Easter Particular -The Long River is the 3 rd longest -US and China are similar size but Chinas population is 1.3 billion while use is 300 million Environment Shape -It shaped the evolution of China -China has always been an agricultural civilization -They emerged 7k years ago -The land was fertile so most Chinese were farmers -Lack of specialization so the trader never developed -There economic was self-efficient because of there resources -The merchant class was never a political force -China had serious challenges from flooding of the rivers -The state lead a effort by constructing large irrigation networks -1 flood/drought every year caused famine -They built dams-which required a large mobilization of forces to get done -By them doing that it lead to a administration centralization
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1010 taught by Professor Kicklighter during the Fall '07 term at Auburn University.

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