Ancient China History

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China is a country in East Asia, and its culture is still considered the oldest still performed culture in the world. The name China comes from the Sanskrit way of saying it which was Cina which translated to Cin by Persians and the name seemed to have become known through the route along the Silk Road that came from China to the rest of the world. The Romans and Greeks knew China as Seres because that means "the land where silk comes from". The name China did not appear in print around west until around1516 CE in Barbosa's journals when he was narrating his travels in the east. In Ancient China the main job for peasants was as a farmer. Being a farmer was a very hard job. They worked twenty four hours a day, but they land they worked on and…show more content…
There were twelve known dynasties in China. They were known as the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and finally Qing dynasties. The dynasties were eras of different rule under different Chinese emperors or kings, each with different beliefs and rules. They Ancient Chinese were and still are famous for their many inventions and types of technology. Several inventions they had had a huge impact on the entire world, while some inventions steered the Chinese to great feats of engineering that would soon lead to The Great Wall of China and the Grand Canal. The following items are some of China's most notable and impressive discoveries and inventions made by the engineers and scientists of…show more content…
They shaped many of the ideas and history of China. All three of them together were named The Three Ways. They included Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Taoism is one of the major three religions. It is based off of the teachings written in a book called the Tao Te Ching, which was written by a man named Lao Tzu. The book was full of his religions and beliefs. The religion of Taoism emphasizes in spiritual harmony within yourself. There are still two main schools with Taoism and are usually called Tao-chia and Tao-chaio. They are not as strongly distinguished as people once thought they were, but the philosophical Taoism tends to focus particularly on the philosophical writings of Lao-Tzu who wrote the book on Taoism. They also focus on Chuang-Tzu and other early mystic books, while religious Taoism strongly emphasizes religious rituals that are said to be aimed at becoming immortal. There are about 20 million Taoists worldwide, but most of them live in China, Taiwan or Southeast Asia. Taoism is also constantly influencing in the West, especially about alternative medicine and also martial arts like Tai

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