The Era Of The Oldest Recorded Dynasty Essay

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A history rich country, China stands as one of the most ancient civilizations that modern humanity knows of. The oldest recorded dynasty was the Xia which was at its peak around 1800BCE. Dynasty after dynasty came next, over twenty different dynasties have risen and fallen in Chinese history. The last being the Qing Dynasty which ended in 1911 and ultimately led to the rise of the People’s Republic of China which was founded in 1949 as a Communist Party. This gave rise to their economy which is to this day getting stronger and stronger. Through the parties many reforms and opening-up policy, China has flourished economically. The class system is also comprised of four sections, the highest is the Scholars and Government Officials, next the Farmers and peasants, then the Artisans and finally the lowest class is comprised of Merchants. The system is based upon who does the most for society and who produces the most. Throughout thousands of years of feudal governing the Chinese have created and invented beautiful painting and machines. Some of the most renown inventions are known as the “Four Great Inventions of Ancient China”, which includes Printing, Papermaking, Gunpowder and the Compass. “The four great inventions of ancient China-are significant contributions of the Chinese nation to world civilization.”, (FMPRC.GOV. "Four Great Inventions of Ancient China." Four Great Inventions of Ancient China. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.) all four inventions contributed immensely to

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