Tracing back the history of China, Xia Dynasty of the second millennium BCE was the earliest dynasty in China, which was centered along the Yellow River. Before China was unified, it was the time during which most of China's cultural tradition arose. Chinese civilization ascended and developed in a vast area, one-third larger than the United States if such dependencies as Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, and Tibet are included. For centuries China was almost completely isolated from the other centers of civilization by mountains, deserts, and seas. This isolation helps explain the great originality of China's culture. China has many mountain ranges and three river systems that rise close together on the high Tibetan plateau and flow eastward to
Ancient China is one of the oldest and longest lasting civilizations in the world. The Ancient Chinese have thrived for thousands of years because of the geography, their skills, and their talents. Throughout history, rivers such as the Yangtze and Huang He rivers made China thrive for thousands of years. While other features such as deserts and mountains like the Gobi, Himalayas, and the Taklimakan isolated the Chinese and kept other civilizations from culturally diffusing into Chinese lifestyle and culture.
One historical river valley that was affected by geography was, ancient china. Ancient china land of the silk road home of the terracotta warriors makers of the most deadliest component to weapons,gunpowder. Ancient china was surrounded with geological features such as mountains,rivers,deserts and oceans.with all of those challenges surrounding them they were the most isolated civilization but the most clever. Ancient china had two rivers the yangtze and the yellow river also known as the river of sorrows because when it flooded it killed people and washed away people's farm,but the flood brought fresh water and silt for farming,king shun hired someone to redirect the river so it would not flood, his name was Gun.he had a son named yu,after many attempts by Gun king shun dismissed him and yu Guns son took over. After 13 years yu had finally made dredges to bring the water out two sea.mountains were also a negative and positive geological feature. For example the
The Yellow River is located in Qinghai, China. In the present day it is not very dense in population. It is a very high-altitude called the Tibetan Plateau. It is place of strong Tibetan and Mongol cultural traditions in present day China. The Yellow River is known by all Chinese people as the “mother river” (Wu). It is also agreed upon by almost all Chinese people that it is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the spiritual home of the Chinese people (Zhou). The Yellow River is the symbol of the Chinese nation, the spirt of the Chinese people, but most importantly civilization itself.
All river valley civilizations relied on the river that was near them. The snow from the mountains in the west of China created the two most important rivers in ancient China. In ancient China, people relied
The Himalayan Mountains as well as the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts isolated the Chinese civilization. This seclusion slowed cultural advancements from taking place in the region. Travelers did eventually arrive in China and brought with them new technologies and goods from outside the region. 1, 3
“Floodwater dashed up against the skies... God issued a command allowing Yu to spread out the self-replacing soil so as to quell the foods in the Nine Provinces.” This myth from China’s remote past may reflect stories about the efforts of early rulers to control the flood waters of the Huang River- the mighty river that has been central to Chinese civilization since the earliest of times.” (Holt, World History textbook, 76). China is located in the far east side of Asia. They have very rugged mountains in the west, some of the tallest in the world. In the south there are many plateaus, moving north; there are semi-deserts. The heart of China, the China Proper, has been significant though it’s early years. China has three major rivers that they used for transportation, crops, and ect. they are
Geography plays a big role in ancient China. To start off, China is a very isolated country. The location of ancient China is the eastern part of Asia. To be more specific, Bejing China is located 40 degrees north and 116 degrees east. Shanghai is located 31 degrees north and 122 degrees east. Ancient China has many features that define it. For an example, it is built along two main rivers. They are the Yellow River and the Yangtze river. But it also has mountain ranges, deserts, and plains. The Grand Canal had a big role in ancient China. It was China's core economic and agricultural region away from the Yellow River, valley in the north and toward the southern provinces. The Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City is China’s most well know famous architecture. They had to change the land to build these two famous structures. Citizens of ancient China traded and got around to other countries by the Silk Road. Geography played a huge role in ancient China.
Some of the positive things about China’s location was that it was separated from the rest of the world which caused very few conflicts to occur with other early civilizations. However due to this separation from other civilizations, China did not have as much influence in technology or culture from other civilizations.
When it came to water like the Romans Chinese were controlling it like putty in their hands. The main thing was the grand canal which brought water from one city to another and acted as a road way. The Grand Canal is the world 's longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south, which served as dynastic capitals in the past, and contains 24 locks and 60 bridges. Since most of China 's major rivers flow from west to east, the fact that the Grand Canal runs north and south provides it as an important connector between the Yangtze River valley and the Yellow River valley. A good example of their care for water is in Document 1 “I request that you establish water conservation offices in each district and staff them with people who are experienced in the ways of water.” When it says this you can tell how much they care about the water. Both societies clearly had a good grip on the control of water, for their benefit and their pleasure.
China has a long and mysterious history of almost five thousand years. China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded until they became the great country we have today. Each rise and fall of a dynasty created new leaders, new laws, new rules, and usually new expansion. Chinese history is that of alternating periods of political unity and disunity. The rise and fall of many dynasties created a rocky path in Chinas
Although not as significant a development as gunpowder, porcelain is a major invention of China. It is so extremely sought after, that, porcelain has become intertwined in Chinese society and export industry. Porcelain is up among the ranks of silk in terms of exclusivity and snootiness. This has become such a valuable material, that the Chinese managed to keep the secret of production for centuries; this was the same thing for silk. Porcelain is so closely related to China, that it adopted the cultural name of china. This served as a significant move, because it only reinforced of how China was the only country at the time to produce china. Their impact on the world can be seen from the non-exclusive toilet bowls made of china, to the snooty 50 piece dinner set of China. Without China, the world would be a happier place as parents around the world would no longer to go berserk at their kids for a shattered china dish as well as not having a super duper cold toilet seat in the winter.
The ancient Chinese river valley civilization was engaged in military activity since the dawn of warfare. They are one of the worlds oldest and largest civilizations forming around 6000 BC. It is also the longest continuing civilization on Earth. Villages formed in the Northern part of China along the Yellow and Yangtze rivers. Eventuly they formed cities and began to conquer one another. However, recorded military activity was first recorded by the Xia Dynasty (2200 BCE-1600 BCE) when writing was developed based of Sumerian script. The ancient Chinese where involved in frequent wars of unification, expansion and defense of their territories. They developed warfare on a sophisticated level to meet these demands. China produced massive infantry
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name of the country China? Probably, like most people you think of The Great Wall or of the Monarchs. China is so much more than a 5,500-mile long wall of brick, and families ruling for hundreds and hundreds of years. China is bursting with 9.6 million square kilometers ("Land Area.”) of delicate mountains, rivers and temperate climates. As well, China has a very storied, and treasured culture that has been enriched by many years of perseverance and the mindset to never stop improving, even in the face of hardships.
China’s increasingly steady growth has impacted the environment negatively as economic growth is normally at the expense of environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability is the maintenance of renewable resource, pollution creation and non-renewable resource depletion that contributes to the quality of environment on a long-term basis. The environmental performance index ranked Australia 3rd whereas China is far behind on the list, being ranked 188th out of 195 countries. China being ranked heavily low is due to the massive produce of carbon dioxide emissions and pollution from factories, which eventually reduces the production of inputs into the natural environment, and thus represents waste and inefficiency. China does not have