|Title:||Ancient China (History in a Hurry, 10)|
|Format:||lit mbr lrf mobi|
|ePUB size:||1179 kb|
|FB2 size:||1528 kb|
|DJVU size:||1937 kb|
|Category:||Education and Reference|
|Publisher:||Pan Books Ltd (October 1, 1998)|
John Farman, the genius (for want of a better word) responsible for the best-selling A VERY BLOODY HISTORY OF BRITAIN (WITHOUT THE BORING BITS), now tackles all the great periods of history - in less than 10,000 words. History in a Hurry is so short that there just isn't room for any boring bits! All you need to know (and a little bit less ) about the Ancient China. Quite a lot less, actually.
The Short And Bloody History Of Highwaymen. The Very Bloody History Of Britain: The First Bit! John Farman. Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home. Another title by John Farman in this history series for children. This book focuses on Ancient China.
History in a Hurry book. John Farman attended Harrow Art School followed by the Royal College of Art. After completing his Masters degree he worked in the advertising industry until his departure to become a full-time writer and illustrator. He is the author of several children's books, including The Very Bloody History of Britain (without the boring bits), The Very Bloody History of London, .
China is one of the world's four ancient civilizations, and the written history of China dates back to the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC), over 3,000 years ago. Here, we’ve outlined China’s history in a basic introduction and hope you have a good overview of it. Timeline of Chinese History. Pre-1600 BC, China is charted mainly by legends and prehistoric evidence.
Ghost stories were the earliest form of literature in ancient China. They were almost certainly part of a very old oral tradition before writing developed during the Shang Dynasty (1600 - 1046 BCE) and they continue to be popular in China today. Ghosts were taken very seriously by the ancient Chinese. In modern-day China, ghosts only have power to harm if one believes in them, but in ancient China, they were a reality whether one believed in them or laughed them off. When a person died their soul journeyed across a bridge to the afterlife.
After 10,000 BC people in China lived by hunting and gathering plants. Ancient Chinese Beliefs. The Zhou period is sometimes called China's formative period because so much of Chinese philosophy developed at that time. The Chinese form of divination called I Ching was probably developed during the early part of the Zhou era. The idea of Yin and Yang also appeared during the Zhou dynasty. The ancient Chinese believed that all matter is made of 2 opposite and complementary principles. Yin is feminine, soft, gentle, dark, receptive, yielding and wet. Yang is masculine, bright, hard, hot, active, dry and aggressive. So began the Yuan dynasty. Kublai invaded southern China in 1268 and conquered it in a campaign lasting 9 years. In 1275 the Mongols captured the strategically vital city of Xian yang. That proved to the turning point.
The Regional History of the Guan River Valley, China: Cultural Periphery, Ecological Diversity, and the Development of Social Complexity before . 220. Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol. 42, Issue. Durrant, Stephen W. 2013. Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World.
China: A History by John Keay – Provides an interesting narrative covering China’s past and future. China: A History by Harold M. Tanner – Chinese history is covered from the Neolithic Era through the Qing Empire (1799 CE). It thoroughly covers politics, culture and society during this time period. China: Five Thousand Years of History & Civilization – This book is written by leading experts in China. It covers Chinese history and culture from the prehistoric era to the early 1900s. Ancient History for Kids: Emperors of China – Children’s Ancient History Books – Stories about dynasties and their emperors in a format for children, with images. Best Chinese History Books on the Tang Dynasty.