Sep17 - Sep 17th, 2007 History Early China What is...

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Sep 17 th , 2007 History Early China What is prehistory? - period before western history - China- ends around 3000 BCE - Japan and Korea ends around first century Agriculture - Began in the New East around 8000 BCE - Evidence of agriculture in Hoa Binh, northern Vietnam at around the same time - Agriculture spreads to India from near East - Northern China- independent development Prehistoric China - North China- Yellow River Valley - South China- 5500-4500 BCE - Yangzi River Valley- rice - Panpo- miller cultivation - Lung Shan (Black Pottery) culture The Birth of Civilization - Bronze production cantered along Yellow river valley in Hanyang in 1900 BCE - Three Rulers credited with foundation of agriculture, fishing, hunting, writing the calendar medicine and writing The Xia Dynasty (2205-1766 BCE) - Legendary dynasty, Yu, the last of the five emperors considered founder of the dynasty - No archaeological evidence for the dynasty - Erlitou archaeological site The Shang Dynasty (1766-1122 BCE)
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- Arose at a time of improvements in bronze casting - The chariot, divination, writing, bronze decoration and weapons all happen during the Shang period - “Feudal” relationship between Shang ruler and subordinate rulers
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