Shang Dynasty

 

Economy

Political Structure

Social Scale

Religious Beliefs

Cultural Achievements

·        The Shang developed a very sophisticated form of writing

·        Excellent bronze workers

·        Very primitive agriculture

·        A written language, the art of bronze-work, two-horsed chariots, the understanding of silk

·        Used a calendar

·        Created the first decimal system

Geographical Boundaries

·        Yellow River

Philosophical Basis

·        “In the works”

Outstanding Features

·        The Yellow River Valley

Success/Failure

·        Failure – King killed by Zhou rebels, the civilization coundn't stand up to the Zhou rebels

Basis For Civilization

·        The Yellow River Valley

·        Agriculture

·        Knowledge of silk

 

Zhou Dynasty

 

Economy

Political Structure

Social Scale

Basis For Civilization

Religious Beliefs

Cultural Achievements

·        Communication was terrible

·        Created some great cities, with huge populations

·        Made roads and canals for trade reasons

·        Began choosing nobles on basis of merit not wealth or power

·        Masters of bronze and horse drawn chariots

·        Began using Iron

Outstanding Features

·        Wei River Valley

·        Mountains around the area

·        Very diverse geographical landscape

Geographical Boundaries

Philosophical Basis

Success/Failure

 

 

Han Dynasty

 

Economy

Political Structure

Religious Beliefs

Basis For Civilization

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Philosophical Basis

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Success/Failure

 

Qin

 

Religious Beliefs

Cultural Achievements

Political Structure

Basis For Civilization

Economy

Geographical Boundaries

Philosophical Basis

Success/Failure

Outstanding Features

Social Scale