Some archeologists think that the recent discoveries of the Erlitou culture could be the remains of the Xia.Yu the Great's father, Gun, first attempted to stop the flooding with walls and dykes, but failed. Yu was successful by using canals to funnel the water to the ocean.
The Kangxi Emperor ruled for 61 years, the longest rule of any Chinese Emperor.The Qing required that all men cut their hair in a queue hairstyle with the hair shaved off at the front of the head and the rest of the hair tied into a long ponytail.The Manchu Dynasty was briefly restored in 1917.
The capital city of the Southern Song was Hangzhou. It was the largest city in the world at the time with a population of well over 1 million people.It was during the Song dynasty that the foot-binding among women became a widespread custom.