Presentation on theme: "Ancient China 2200 B.C. to Today. Origins of Chinese Civilization Xia Dynasty 2200 BC to 1750 BC Thought to be a myth until recent Shang Dynasty 1750."— Presentation transcript:
Origins of Chinese Civilization Xia Dynasty 2200 BC to 1750 BC Thought to be a myth until recent Shang Dynasty 1750 BC-1040 BC Shang Dynasty First record of Chinese writing Human sacrifice Zhou Dynasties 1040 BC-221 BC Zhou Dynasties
The Early Empire: 221 BC Qin Dynasty 221-206 BC Qin Dynasty First Chinese Emperor Quin Shihuangdi Conquered all of China Began Great Wall Han Dynasty 206 BC-220 AD Han Dynasty Perfected Chinese government Doubled amount of territory 3 Kingdoms and Other States 220 AD-589 AD Period of disunity
The Second Empire 589-1644 Sui Dynasty 589-618 Sui Dynasty Tang Dynasty 618-907 Tang Dynasty Both helped to reunify China Silk Road started Empress Wu Tang—only woman to be Emperor MEAN!! Killed her own son!
Song Dynasty 960-1279 Song Dynasty Advances in technology & farming Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty 1279-1368 Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty Mongols from the north (not Chinese) King Kublai Kahn Map of Mongol Territory (don’t write this down) Map of Mongol Territory Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 Ming Dynasty First Ming emperor was CRAZY Beheaded 40,000 people! Moved capital to Beijing, finished Great Wall, and built the Forbidden City
Birth of Modern China 1644-1911 Qing (Manchu) Dynasty 1644-1911 Qing (Manchu) Dynasty Isolation—little to no contact with rest of world W W I started