The ABC's of Ancient China

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The ABC's of Ancient China. By Kenzie Hampton. A is for Ancestors!. Everyone in Shang China worshiped their ancestors, hoping for good lives. B is for Bang!. Lui Bang, once a peasant, was the creator of the Han dynasty. C is forConfucius!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The ABC's of Ancient ChinaBy Kenzie Hampton

  • A is for Ancestors!Everyone in Shang China worshiped their ancestors, hoping for good lives.

  • B is for Bang!Lui Bang, once a peasant, was the creator of the Han dynasty.

  • C is forConfucius!Confucius was a great, wise philosopher who founded Confucianism.

  • D is for Dao!The Dao, or, "Way," was the way the kind must rule.

  • E is for Exams!The Civil Service Exams helped choose people worthy of holding government positions.

  • F is for Filial Piety!The filial piety stated that children must respect their parents and all older beings, because they are wiser.

  • G is for Great Wall!The Great Wall of China was built by farmers forced to leave their homes and farms.

  • H is for Huang He!The Huang He River is longer than 2,900 miles.

  • I is for Ideographs!Ideographs are the joining of two or more pictographs to represent an idea.

  • J is for Japan!Japan, an ally of China, traded with the Chinese along the Silk Road.

  • K is for Khan!The Ghengis Khan lead the Mongols to victory in conquering China.

  • L is for Legalism!Legalism is the idea of peace through strict rule and harsh punishment.

  • M is for Mandate of Heaven!A heavenly order, called the Mandate of Heaven, chose theemperorand why they were meant to rule.

  • N is for Neo-Confucianism!Neo-Confucianism taught that the afterlife is just as important as normal life on Earth.

  • O is for One-Child Policy!The One-Child Policy stated that each family could only have one child, with some special exceptions.

  • P is for Porcelain!Porcelain, now commonly called "china" was very valuable and traded on the Silk Road.

  • Q is for Qin!In 221 B.C., the Qin ruler declared himself as Qin Shihuangdi.

  • R is for Rulers!Some of the first Chinese rulers were believed to be from the Xia dynasty.

  • S is for Silk Road!The Silk Road was a major trading route on which they traded silk, porcelain, tea, and spices.

  • T is for Tang!During the Tang dynasty, it was discovered that coal could be used to heat things, opposed to wood.

  • U is for Uniting!Qin Shihuangdi was the one credited with uniting China.

  • V is for Victory!The discovery of gunpowder lead the Chinese armies to victory.

  • W is for Wudi!Emperor Han Wudi ordered Zhang Qian to explore beyond China.

  • X is for Xia!Little is known about the short-lived Xia dynasty.

  • Y is for Yangtze River!The Yangtze River is also known as the Chang Jiang River.

  • Z is for Zhou!The longest ruling dynasty in all of Chinese history was the Zhou dynasty.