Discover Ancient China by Neil D. Bramwell

By Neil D. Bramwell

Confucius, the nice Wall, silk, oracle bones, writing, and paper are one of the subject matters explored in observe old CHINA. The e-book starts off with Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi's existence measurement terracotta military of infantrymen, chariots, and horses. the pictures convey the military because it seems to be this day and within the damaged disarray of its discovery. the subsequent chapters take care of early improvement, early dynasties, the unification of China, and the achievements, presents, and innovations of the traditional chinese language.

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Fifty students attended the academy. This system of government-sponsored academies was greatly expanded later under the Han dynasty. Image Credit: ©Corel Corporation Large-scale terrace farming is used in mountainous and hilly regions of China. In these academies, students memorized the texts of books that were written on wooden tablets, thin sheets of bamboo, or lengths of silk. These books were texts on medicine and warfare and collections of poetry and philosophy. 5 There were no gym classes or recess.

2. , pp. 103–104. Chapter 3. LAND, PEOPLE, AND RELIGION 1. W. Scott Morton, China: Its History and Culture (New York: Lippincott & Crowell, 1980), p. 6. 2. Dun J. Li, The Ageless Chinese: A History (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965), p. 8. 3. L. Carrington Goodrich, A Short History of the Chinese People (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), p. 17. 4. Morton, p. 18. 5. , p. 31. 6. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992), p. 37. 7. Wolfram Eberhard, A History of China (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1969), p.

2 Food in Ancient China Food preparation as an art began in China more than three thousand years ago. The foods eaten and prepared by the people of ancient China were as varied as the regions themselves. Chinese cuisine was, and remains, an important part of Chinese culture, and in ancient times, cooking was considered an activity that distinguished civilizations. That food and cooking were important to the ancient Chinese can be seen in a legend about Tang, an emperor of the Shang dynasty, who chose a famous chef, Yi Yen, to be his prime minister.

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