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China is the world's oldest continuous major civilization, with written records dating back about 3,500 years and with 5,000 years being commonly used by Chinese as the age of the civilization. Successive dynasties developed systems of bureaucratic control, which gave the agrarian-based Chinese an advantage over neighboring nomadic and mountain dwelling cultures. The development of a state ideology based on Confucianism (100 BC) and a common system of writing (200 BC) both strengthened Chinese civilization. Politically, China alternated between periods of political union and disunion, and was often conquered by external ethnicities, which often eventually were assimilated into the Chinese identity.
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Ancient China internet resources
Ancient Civilizations Clipart
A great selection of ancient civilization clipart and maps.
A great resource for information about the history of china..
Discovery Online, Desert Mummies
Find out more about the most remarkable of the ancient, mysterious Caucasian mummies found in the Chinese desert.
Information about Yellow River, China for kids. World news, activities, coloring pages and much more.
Confucianism is an East Asian ethical, religious and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of Confucius...
Chinese History Timeline
Dates and Dynasties of China.
Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution in China
This page introduces the fossil evidence for human evolution in China...
Ancient Chinese Birth Gender Chart
This is an ancient Chinese Chart used to predict the sex of your unborn child
The Four Most Beautiful Women in the Ancient China
Xishi (497 BC) was a legendary beauty of ancient China
Two Dynasties of Ancient China
Dragons in Ancient China
Dragons originates in ancient China, and are now in folklores of many lands. This site shows only authentic graphics an collections from museums.
In this unit we take a look one of the longest continuous cultures in the world...
Modern China is a vast country. It is the world's fourth largest country and is home to approximately 1.25 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population.
ANCIENT CHINA INDEX
The Chinese studied astrology. By the 5th century, they had cataloged 1464 stars. In Beijing, there were about 5,000 stargazers.