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China

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

An embryonic Chinese state emerged in the fertile Huang He (Yellow River) basin before 4000 BC. Chinese culture reached the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) basin by 2500 BC and within 500 years the far south was also within the Chinese orbit. Four thousand years ago the Xia dynasty ruled in the Huang He basin. About 1500 BC it was supplanted by the Shang dynasty, under which writing developed using recognizable Chinese characters. The remains of the Shang period show that their state was the cultural ancestor of modern China.

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