Key Names in the Classical Account of the Distant Past
... to a commoner-sage.
Emperor Shun -- Received the throne from Yao on the basis of his filiality. During his long
service as Yao's chief minister, he defeated evil threats in battle. As emperor, he was humane and
ceded his throne to the sage Yu.
Emperor Yu -- Played a double role in Classical tale of ...
Tim’s talk - Eubios Ethics Institute
... Important Buddhist figures such as Honen, Kuukai and Shinran
were exposed to Keikyo teachings in China and clearly adopted
important concepts into their own thinking.
The Shingon sect founded by Kuukai readily admits (and even
takes pride in) having its roots in Keikyo.
Later generations turn ...
Chinese River Valley Civilization
... A. Huang He River—“Yellow River” would deposit
yellow silt called loess along its banks.
This could cause flooding or drought.
ex. 1887—a flood killed nearly a million
B. Geographic Isolation did not allow trade.
1. Xia Dynasty—flood control, ...
Yellow River Valley and Early China
... Agriculture begins around 8000 BCE
Millet (used for gruel, bread, or noodles)
Rice cultivation began in 7000 BCE around the Yangzi
Earliest civilizations focused around the Yellow River Valley
Most were small tribal groups
sol 3 china guided notes
... _____________________ got its name from ___________ or fine, windblown yellow soil (Yellow River)
... decided 366 days in one year, and 29 or 30
days in a month; and using leap month(s)
Shun: Defeated rebels, and killed Yu’s father Gun,
who failed to put flood under control
Yu the Great: succeeded in
controlling the flood, and set
nine zhou’s (or provinces)
Chinese History 101
... According to local legends, about 5,000 years ago, there was a brutal, ruthless
tribal chief called Chi You. Chi You was said to look like a beast. He had an iron
neck and a bronze head. He ate nothing but stones and pebbles. Chi You was very
violent. He liked to wage wars against neighboring tribes ...
... feast and parties were done throughout Ancient China. Along with that
was the famous ceramics where they made pottery such as vases, plates,
bowls, and so on. They played music and had visual arts such as paintings
or sculptures. Of course like any festival they had food all around.
Martial arts was ...
Ancient Civilizations india and china
... Claimed they overthrew Shang by
will of gods
Took steps to centralize government,
but local leaders ignored central
Set up an agricultural system (nobles
& peasants) A.K.A. feudalism
Ancient China Unit Date Early Chinese History
... According to local legends, about 5,000 years ago, there was a brutal tribal
chief called Chi You. Chi You was said to look like a beast. He had an iron neck
and a bull’s head. He ate stones and pebbles. Chi You was very violent. He
liked to wage wars against neighboring tribes. Since he was the fir ...
WHI: SOL 3a-e
... • Yu led the people in working to build canals in
order to control the flooding of the Yellow River
• Passed power to his son Qi, which began the
system of dynastic rule or the Hereditary System
• Began a period of family or clan control
Ancient India - Cobb Learning
... Began around 3000 BC along river valleys
Most important along Huang He (Yellow) River
Developed in virtual isolation from rest of the
world “Middle Kingdom”—center of universe
China Notes 2 Key
... That the king was chosen by heavenly order because of his talents and virtue.
Eastern River Valleys (2) (2500BC – 1000BC) Huang Ho Valley
... 800’s bce – Zhou king loosing control to local rulers
711 bce – Zhou capital invaded
Fled to east – Eastern Zhou
o Warring States
Compete for China in vacuum left by Zhou
Local rulers fight to expand
Qin Dynasty (221 bce)
o Shi Huangdi – “first emperor” – founder
o 1st Chinese empire
River Dynasties in China
... • Ocean, mountains, deserts isolate China from other areas
• Huang He (“yellow river”) in north, Yangtze in south
• Huang He leaves loess—fertile silt—when it floods
• Huang He floods can devour whole villages
• Geographic isolation means lack of trade; must be ...
China, unit 1 notes 2
... b. Warring States (small kingdoms fighting) ended Zhou Dyn.
5. Qin (chin) Dynasty came next
C. Mandate of Heaven
1. the idea that it was fate or destiny for a ruler to take over in
a. mandate = law or an order
2. also gave a father authority over his family
Chinese Dynasties PowerPoint
... Ancient Dynasties Cont.
Shang- (1700-1000 BCE) Major Characteristics/Accomplishments:
* Had divided social classes
* Created a 3,000 character system of writing.
* Used bronze to create weapons, vessels, and war
* Agriculture was main way of life and developed a
* Sericu ...
Great Flood (China)
The Great Flood of China (Chinese: 大洪水; pinyin: Dà Hóngshuǐ, or just traditional Chinese: 洪水), (also known as the Gun-Yu myth) was a major flood event that continued for at least two generations, which resulted in great population displacements among other disasters, such as storms and famine: according to mythological and historical sources, it is traditionally dated to the third millennium BCE, during the reign of Emperor Yao. Treated either historically or mythologically, the story of the Great Flood and the heroic attempts of the various human characters to control it and to abate the disaster is a narrative fundamental to Chinese culture. Among other things, the Great Flood of China is key to understanding the history of the founding of both the Xia dynasty and the Zhou dynasty, it is also one of the main flood motifs in Chinese mythology, and it is a major source of allusion in Classical Chinese poetry.