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Yellow River

The beginnings and development of the early ancient China

As in Egypt (Nile River), Mesopotamia (Euphrates and Tigris), and along the Indus River, Chinese civilization began within the Yellow River(Huáng Hé). Around 4000...
Example of the Shang oracle bones

Shang Dynasty

The Shang dynasty in China began when Tang of Shang, a man of great virtue and wisdom, overthrew the decadent emperor Jie, the last...
King Yao statue. Source of image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J81929_Linfen_20140706-094434.58_36.05346,111.49097_TempleEmpereurYao.jpg

Four Books and Five Classics of the Ancient China

At the heart of Chinese thought stand the five great classics, the traditional, time-honored works that define and originate Chinese culture and history. Chinese...
Confucius statue and template photographed by Jan Kunst. www.flickr.com/photos/jankunst/4147715575/

Brief facts about Chinese philosophical courses

Kung Fu Tzu, or Confucius (551 – 479), lived during Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He established a rigorously ethical philosophy that...
King Wu of Zhou by painter Ma Lin (13 Century AD)

The Zhou dynasty of Ancient China (1050-256 BC)

When the Zhou dynasty usurped the throne from the Shang dynasty, China itself was split into several states. The Shang, in fact, only had...
The Terracotta Warriors discovered 1974 inside Qin Shi Hunag mausoleum.

Qin dynasty of the Ancient China (221-206 BC)

Ancient China had always been a collection of more or less independent states in the north of China. The Shang and the Zhou dynasty's...
Reconstruction of village from Yayoi period. Image: http://www.tabirai.net/sightseeing/tatsujin/0000033.aspx

Short about Yayoi culture in Japan (300 BC-250 AD)

The Yayoi period is associated with Bronze and Iron Age age in the history of  Ancient Japan. Yayoi period traditionally dated from 300 BC to...

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