Ancient China

Ancient China

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  • Rice, noodles, tofu and tea are all popular foods that they eat.
  • The Chinese always had a very healthy diet. It was the law to eat vegetables 
  • Hi, my name is Luke and i'm here to tell you about Ancient China.
  • Fu Xi is the inventor of fishing, trapping, cooking, domesticating animals, and writing. He created the first humans. He is said to have a face of a human, but the body of a snake.
  • The dragon is the symbol of power for China. In China, dragons can control water, breath fire, and create storms. Dragons protect China, not destroy it. Nian is a monster with a body of a bull and head of a lion.
  • Nu Wa is the builder of the “wall of heaven”. One of the most loved and respected god. Many artists painted and sculpted her out of respect. Shennong’s name means “divine farmer”. He was the one who taught the Ancient Chinese how to farm. He invented the axe, plow and irrigation system.
  • Confucianism was developed by Confucius. The five basic principles of Confucianism are: Ruler and Subject, Husband and Wife, Father/Mother and Son/Daughter, Older Sibling, Younger Sibling, Friend and Friend.
  • Daosim was founded by Laozi. The importance of living in harmony is that everyone should accept things as they are
  • Legalism was founded by Han Fei. The basic ideas of Legalism are people are selfish and pursue their own self interests. That’s why, rulers should establish rules that reward for good behavior and punish for bad.
  • The Zhou dynasty was the longest lasting dynasty of them all. They were known for starting to of the most famous philosophies; Confucianism and Taoism.
  • The Shang dynasty was the second dynasty. They were known for their army, too.
  • It impacted China by serving as great protection from the Huns and other attackers. It was built out of brick and the other dynasties would have never survived without it.
  • The Great Wall of China is 13,170 miles long. It dates back to about 2,000 years back. 
  • Buddhism came from India and entered China through these exchanges. Glassware came from Rome. These travelers had to be brave though. They had to trek through hot deserts and brutally cold mountains.
  • The Silk road stretched more than 4,000 miles long from Luoyang to Chang’an. Both goods and ideas traveled on the Silk Road. The Chinese traded silk for jade and spices from India.
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