hist 021307 Lecture 10

Hist 021307 Lecture - 021307 Lecture 10 Early China and East Asia East Asian Civilization Romanization Wade-giles[older translating way for

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021307 Lecture 10: Early China and East Asia East Asian Civilization Romanization Wade-giles [older translating way for Chinese-english] Pinyin [modern translating for Chinese-english] Sima Qian [145-89 BC] Wrote Shi Ji [record of the grand historian] o Huge book of history of china, basic source, vivid o Biographical emphasis o Topical organization-must read the whole thing to understand o Narrative style Before this: Spring and Autumn Annals [short, only tells facts] Archaeology in China things tend to be huge new texts being found on stone or bamboo The Emergence of Chinese Civilization yellow river [huanghe] made land fertile o loess=soil blown by wind, makes land fertile pastoral nomads [had nomadic, pastoral, and settled] agriculture [by 4000 BC] urbanization [ca. 2000 BC], helped by ppl. Learning to control water irrigation/flood control Shang [1700-1122 BC] ritual monarchy social hierarchy [clans and lineages, social relations strictly hierarchical]
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