Chinese culture is the anchor of the East China has forever been a cultural

Chinese culture is the anchor of the east china has

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Chinese culture is the anchor of the East China has forever been a cultural hearth and world power o China has been center for all things Asian and been a world power Everybody in the rest of the world knows who China is China is the world’s oldest state o A land with a distinct and continuous 4000-5000 year history China has always been the world’s most populous state China has been center of action on all fronts Shang Dynasty—1766 B.C. Han Dynasty—206 B.C. o Controlled a lot more of Eastern China as well as the West T’ang Dynasty—681 A.D. Ming Dynasty—1368 A.D. Manchu Dynasty—1650 A.D. o At the height of this power, China proper has expanded outside its eastern core into Korea and Tibet All of the explorers from Europe wanted to get to China for their stuff China has always been very resistant to embracing ideas and culture from other places Core of China is in the East Physically kind of separated from the rest of the planet o North is The Great Wall, Gobi Desert, tough terrain, Himalayan Mountain Range, Tibetan Plateau Culturally distinct and conservative o Conservative in terms of tradition
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