This is the beginning of China
This is the start of the very first dynasty of China. Stone tools were used and improved during this dynasty. Agriculture and irrigation systems were innovated also.
The Shang Dynasty represented the start of China's Bronse age. During this time, bronse consumption symbolized wealth and riches.
Ruled over China for around 1,000 years. This dynasty ruled in two parts, the earlier Western Zhou and then the Eastern Zhou.
during the time of the Warring States, Qin was trying to gain dominence over all the other states.
Liu Bang was the first emeror of the Han Dynasty and he created a stable government that was much less harsh than Shi Hangdi's. Then Liu's grandson came to power and made improvements to the Great Wall of China.
This was a rather small dynasty that never gets much recognition in today's society.
General Wen Ti made a census to organize what land was who's and arrange taxes and such.
China's land area expanded and trade flourished on the Silk Road. Art and poetry were also developed during this dynasty.
China, the ceramic type material, was developed during this time. Ink landscapes were made in terms of art in the dynasty.
This dynasty was advanced in agriculture, iron working, and printing.
Genghis Khan's son established this dynasty and blue and white porcelain was made.
Workers built the Forbidden City that was a huge palace that had many artifacts inside it during this time.
This is the very last Chinese dynasty. Trade with Europe continued and painting developed a unique style for it's time.
This is the time between the People's Republic of China and the last dynasty.
This is not really a dynasty, but this is what rules China in the present.
Dynasties inside of dynasties.
This was in the Zhou Dynasty and came before the Eastern Zhou.
This is the last part of the Zhou Dynasty after the Western Zhou Dynasty.
Like the Eastern and Western Zhou Dynasties, the Han Dynasty was split into parts, the Western and Eastern Han Dynasties. This is the first of the two, the Western Han Dynasty.
This is the second part of the Han Dynasty.
Military strength increased and nomadic ethnic groups went to war against the Jin court.
A part of the Song dynasty.
The later part of the Song Dynasty.
Events that are important.
At this time, early Chinese families hunted and fished for food.
Settlers are living by the Yellow River. This is where ancient China originated.
Tea leaves are discovered and made into the delectable drink that Chinese so often drink.
Silk is made with the cocoons of silk worms. The secret to making silk was guarded very closely and the consequence for revealing it was death.
Bronse is discovered and used for weapons and tools. The use of bronse make the person look wealthy.
Bamboo is used to make paper and can be written in to make books.
Coins were made and used as a new type of currency for the Chinese to use.
Confucius was a great Chinese scholar. His idesa and teachings helped sableize the Chinese government.
The great scholal dies at the age of 73. Even after his death, Confucius' ideas lived on to help the Chinese for years.
The Great Wall of China was built because it would offer more protection to the Chinese against the Mongols. The Wall was made mostly with packed down earth and gravel. Later brick was used to stengthen the Wall.
Shi Huangdi was the first emperor of China and sent the order for the Great Wall of China to be built.
Shi thought that he had to control the thoughts of his people so he outlawed the ideas of Confucius.
The first emperor of China dies.
This is during the Han Dynasty. Liu made a strong government that served China well.
The Chinese used this road to trade goods with civilizations in Europe such as Rome and Greese. This road sterached over 4,000 miles.
Wudi was Liu Bang's grandson and was sometimes called the "Warrior Emperor".
Missionaries bring the religion of Buddhism to the Chinese from India.
The "Warrior Emperor" dies after ruling in the Han Dynasty for more than 50 years.
Sima Qian was a scholar that wrote history and called it Historical Records.
This paper was made from wood pulp and types of string.
A warlord, Cao Pei, tried to control China through the emperor. he then declared the Han Dynasty over and established another dynasty that lasted about 50 years.
Like Buddhism, the Islamic religion was introduced to China.
Stone and brick was used to make the Great Wall of China stronger and more durable.
This was China's last emperor.
This is how China is ruled today. Unlike ancient China, this new republic has no emperors.
An army of small models of warriors was found. These warriors are made of terracotta, a ceramic like substance.