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Ancient China - The British Museum

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Ancient China banner - Syllabus links The physical features of the ancient society and how they influenced the civilisation that developed there (ACDSEH006, ACDSEH005) Students: describe the geographical setting and natural features of the ancient society explain how the geographical setting and natural features influenced the development of the ancient society Roles of key groups in the ancient society in this period (such as kings, emperors, priests, merchants, craftsmen, scholars, peasants, women), including the influence of law and religion (ACDSEH044, ACDSEH041) outline the main features of the social structures and government of the ancient society, including the role of law and religion describe the roles of key groups in the society describe the everyday life of men, women and children in the society

Chinese Geography: Readings and Maps Rivers, Borders and Civilization Major Rivers China's two major rivers, the Huang He (Yellow River) and the Chang Jiang (Yangzi or Yangtze River), as well as the Pearl River (Zhu Jiang) delta system marked by the Xi Jiang (West River) in southeastern China, have provided the framework for agricultural development and population growth throughout China's history. china Power Point Presentations on China! Welcome! On this page you will find free powerpoints that you can use in your classroom about china. these powerpoints provide great visuals and can be modified to meet your needs. great for roots!;)

Ask Mr. Donn Q&A Ancient China Index The ancient Chinese created many things we use today, including paper, silk, gunpowder, the compass, the crossbow, printing, matches, wheelbarrows, the decimal system, waterwheels, the sundial, astronomy, porcelain, lacquer, pottery wheel, fireworks, paper money, seismograph, tangrams, medicines, dominoes, jump ropes, kites, tea ceremony, folding umbrellas, ink, calligraphy, animal harness, playing cards, the abacus, wallpaper, ice cream, and more! They worshipped many gods and goddesses and magical beings, and honored their ancestors every day. These are questions we created about Ancient China that we believe you might find on a homework assignment, a unit quiz or an exam. Test yourself. See if you remember the answer (or guess the answer), then click the "Show Answer" button under each question to see if you are right!

Ancient China banner - China’s Geography The Yellow (or Huang He) River5 and the Yangtze River6, the third longest in the world, were the most significant natural features in Ancient China. The Yellow River was to China what the Nile was to Egypt, and its basin provided some of the best agricultural land7. The Yangtze was vital for inland transportation, trade and many irrigation projects8. The Mother Huang He statue: 6 metres long, 2.6 metres high and weighing 40 tonnes

Chinese Paper Cutting, Popular for Its Low Cost and Artistry Introduction Paper cuttings Paper cutting is one of the most popular decorative Chinese handicrafts. It is popular for its low cost and artistry. Rural women often make paper cuttings in their spare time when farming is not busy.

Chinese Folk Papercut, How Make Chinese Papercut The History and the Heritage Ever since paper was invented in 105 A.D. by Ts’ai Lun, an official in the court of Ho Ti, emperor of Cathay, paper-cutting has been a folk art. Perhaps it flowered because paper became so inexpensive and universally available, so easily workable with ordinary tools, and so adaptable to manifold uses. Whatever the reason, it was the common folk who first learned to cut the paper, and then perpetuated these rich traditions. Ancient Chinese Philosophy Chinese philosophy is the intellectual tradition of the Chinese culture from their early recorded history to the present day. The main philosophical topics of Chinese philosophy were heavily influenced by the ideas of important figures like Laozi, Confucius, Mencius and Mozi, who all lived during the second half of the Zhou dynasty (8th to 3rd century BCE). Chinese culture as a whole has been shaped by the influence of these intellectual leaders. main Attributes

The Pyramids of China - Discovery and Area Five Xi'an Region 2 Secret Chinese Pyramids Evidence of Alien Visitors? According to the old Chinese legend, over one hundred pyramids built in China are evidence of visits paid by aliens to our planet. At the very beginning of the century, two Australian merchants traveled to the vast plains of Sichuan in the central part of China, where they discovered over one hundred pyramids. The Australians asked the superior of the local monastery about the pyramids, and the superior said that they were “very old.” The first record of the pyramids was written over 5,000 years ago; therefore, it is very likely that they are even older. The merchants also discovered that the pyramids belonged to the epoch when China was ruled by ancient emperors who believed in the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations.

Famous Historic Buildings & Archaeological Sitesin China – Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors/Army, Potala Palace, Lhas China Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications built by a number of emperors to protect the northern borders against nomadic tribes. At one time the wall stretched from Shanhaiguan on China's east coast through a variety of terrains including mountains, plateaus and desert to Lop Nur in the North West of the country. Today a lot of that wall has disappeared but parts are still being rediscovered, its current length is approximately 4,500 miles. READ MORE

ShaoLan: The Chinese zodiac, explained Have you ever been asked by your Chinese friend,"What is your zodiac sign?"Don't think they are making small talk.If you say, "I'm a Monkey,"they immediately knowyou are either 24, 36, 48 or 60 years old. (Laughter)Asking a zodiac sign is a polite way of asking your age. By revealing your zodiac sign, you are also being evaluated.Judgments are being made about your fortune or misfortune,your personality, career prospectsand how you will do in a given year.If you share you and your partner's animal signs,they will paint a picture in their mind about your private life.Maybe you don't believe in the Chinese zodiac.As a quarter of the world population is influenced by it,you'd be wise to do something about that. So what is the Chinese zodiac, exactly? (Laughter)

Who Built the Great Wall of China, When and Why It's well known that "Emperor Qin built the Great Wall". But the history of the Great Wall is not that simple. Emperor Qin was not the first to build the Great Wall... or the last. There are many sections in different places, built with different materials, and built in different dynasties. The myth behind the Chinese zodiac - Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen The Lunar New Year on which the Chinese zodiac is based is one of the most important celebrations of the year in Chinese culture. Called the Spring Festival 春节 (Chun Jie) as it marks the first day of spring on the lunar calendar, the holiday is typically a time to spend with family and feast on celebratory foods. Children will often receive lucky money in red envelopes “红包” (hong bao) from their parents, grandparents, and other adult relatives. While China adopted the Western calendar that marks the New Year on January 1 in 1912, the Spring Festival is still celebrated according to the traditional lunar calendar, which is thought to have been used from at least the 14th century B.C.E. This website explains a little more.

Paperhood: Ancient Chinese art form meets Melbourne street scene Posted In China, the ancient art of paper cutting is seen as high culture but a new project aims to bring it to the masses in Australia. The Bluestonia Paperhood project is a collaboration between Chinese paper cut master Zhou Bing and Melbourne-based artist Philip Faulks. "I hope Philip and I can learn from each other and Chinese traditional art can have some fusion with western street art," Zhou told Lateline.