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Geography has always played a important role in Chinas history. Beca-use
of Chinas enormous size it has always been hard to conquer and even harder to
unite. China is split into three parts by three river vallies, the Haung, the
Chang, and the Xia.
Because of heavy rainfall. Major flooding took place all the time and in
reaction to this the floods would wash away good soil used for farming It would
also wash away cities, and villages with records and stuff like that.
Most of the rest of China is covered with mountains or is very dry and
hilly, and on the northwest border of China there is a huge, cold desert called
the Gobi. Because of this, the north-west part of China was extre-mely less
Alot of the features of China have kept itself isolated so they have really
evulutioned all by itself without much outeside activity.
Chinas history did not really have (or mention) leaders, it really just
mentioned dynesties. Chinas had three dynasties. The first of which was the Xia
(2,000 b.c. to 1,500 b.c.) except for ancient legions one really doesn\'t know
much about the Xia rulers. In 1,500 b.c. the Xia rulers were overthrown and the
Shang dynasty came into focus and into place.
During the Shang dynasty, Chinese artists were busy making beautiful art
figures, religious stuff, and were making weapons out of bronze.
Even though the Shang dynasty lasted for several hundred years most of the
rulers were extremely viscious and had fun playing games of torture The nobles
lived very rich lives and were treated very good in contrast to the peasents
who were extravigatingly poor and were spit upon as if they were the scum of
the earth even though the rich folk couldn\'t get along in life without the
peasents because the peasents provided their food. They rulers of the Shang
dynasty were so cruel that they would not only sacrifice animals for religious
sarimonies they would also have humans sacrificed. Because of the way people
were treated the chinese drove the Shangs out.
After that the Wu Wang dynasty came into play at around 1100-256 b.c. It
lasted longer than any other dynesty in the history of china. The Wu Wang
dynast grew to have land from the eastcoast and from the Chang river in the
China is a humoungis country stretching for over 1,800 miles from the
mountains and ice in Tubet. In the west trough lots of trees and deaserts to
the coastline in the east. Chinese root first started at the mouth of the
Yellow river in the midle of the country where the soil is a rich, yellowish
earth named Loess.
Peasents almost allways provided the food for the entire Chineze empire.
Usually there wasn\'t enough food for the entire so great famines were not
totally unusual (some times the peasents even rebelled against their rich
Rich people had a pretty cool diet it ranged from ox to bears and bird
soup to dog meet. Some times at great feasts their would even be over 300 meals
to choose from. While rich people had a "exciting" diet peasents had often not
even enough food to survive. Their "diet" usualy consisted of only vegetables
and rice. People up in the north usually ate alot of cereal but in the south
they usually ate rice, nuddles, bread, and bean churd. Most of the time the
Chinese ate food out of small bowles and used chop sticks as eating utenciles.
Rich and poor people of China wore totally differint clothes. The poor
folk of China wore baggy hemp trousers and a loose shirt underneith and for
shoes they wove together straw. While rich men and women wore robes of silk
tied together tied at the waist with a large slash at the top of the robe. The
front of the womens robe opened a little to reveal a different colored
undershirt made of silk slippers with wooden shoes on their feet.
So as I have shown U a report on China can be ver fun and interesting.
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