Outline of ancient China
Ancient china had an emperor called Qin Shi Huang
What type of thing was ancient China?Edit
Ancient China can be described as all of the following:
Geography of ancient ChinaEdit
Environment of ancient ChinaEdit
- Wildlife of ancient China
Locations in ancient ChinaEdit
Regions of ancient ChinaEdit
- Nine Provinces –
- During the Spring and Autumn period
- During the Warring States period
Government and politics of ancient ChinaEdit
- Political thought in ancient China
- Ancient Chinese states
- Interstate relations during the Spring and Autumn period
- Family tree of ancient Chinese emperors
- Aristocracy in ancient China (nobility)
Rulers in ancient ChinaEdit
- Kings of the Xia dynasty
- Kings of the Shang Dynasty
Ancient Chinese lawEdit
Military history of ancient ChinaEdit
Military of ancient ChinaEdit
- Ancient Chinese armor
- Military thought
- During the Zhou Dynasty
- Six Secret Teachings – attributed to Lü Shang (aka Jiang Ziya), a top general of King Wen of Zhou, founder of the Zhou dynasty
- During Warring States period – great period for military strategy; of the Seven Military Classics of China, four were written during this period:
- The Art of War – attributed to Sun Tzu, a highly influential study of strategy and tactics.
- Wuzi – attributed to Wu Qi, a statesman and commander who served the states of Wei and then Chu.
- Wei Liaozi – of uncertain authorship.
- The Methods of the Sima – attributed to Sima Rangju, a commander serving the state of Qin.
- During the Zhou Dynasty
Military conflicts in ancient ChinaEdit
- Battle of Banquan (~2500 BC) –
- Battle of Zhuolu (~2500 BC) –
- Battle of Muye (1046 BCE) – led to the end of the Shang dynasty, and the beginning of the Zhou dynasty.
- Rebellion of the Three Guards ( c. 1042–1039 BC) –
- Zhou–Chu War (961-957 BC) –
- Battle of Xuge (707 BC) –
- Battle of Chengpu (632 BC) –
- Battle of Yanling (575 BC) –
- Battle of Boju (506 BC) –
- Battle of Guiling (354) –
- Battle of Maling (342 BC) –
- Battle of Yique (293 BC) –
- Battle of Changping (262 BC) –
General history of ancient ChinaEdit
Ancient Chinese history, by periodEdit
- Neolithic China (c. 8500 – c. 2070 BC) – predates ancient China
- Bronze Age China
- Iron Age China
- Early Imperial period
Ancient Chinese history, by regionEdit
Ancient Chinese history, by subjectEdit
- See the rest of this outline
Works on ancient Chinese historyEdit
Culture of ancient ChinaEdit
- Architecture in ancient China
- Dogs in ancient China
- Games in ancient China
- Mythology of China
- Planning theory in ancient China
- Women in ancient and imperial China
Art in ancient ChinaEdit
Performing arts in ancient ChinaEdit
Language in ancient ChinaEdit
- Old Chinese or Archaic Chinese – ancient form of spoken Chinese
- Classical Chinese or Literary Chinese – form now known as "Ancient Chinese" in China
- History of Chinese personal names –
- Origin of Chinese surnames –
- Evolution of written Chinese –
Literature in ancient ChinaEdit
People in ancient ChinaEdit
Philosophy in ancient ChinaEdit
Economics and infrastructure of ancient ChinaEdit
Science of ancient ChinaEdit
Technology of ancient ChinaEdit
The Ming dynasty era is one of the main three golden eras of reforming and development of economic growth and efficiency in Chinese ancient economy (1368 to 1662).
Ming improved new technologies in many industries one of the main two were the rebuilding of the great wall of China and the engineering of the grand canal, which created economic development. Overall agriculture production rose than ever before due to technological discoveries. The technological inventions reached the military by making new and more powerful weapons.
In the agriculture sector, farmers started using new ways to increase output. By using water-powered crop rotation methods and plowing, increasing the efficiency of farming. Especially that the population was increasing, and the soil quality was declining. Allowing farmers to cultivate large lands to cultivate cash crops.
The manufacturing industry became more advanced and was involved in producing different products, compared to the Song Dynasty. Iron was produced at a rate which no previous dynasty was able to achieve. The Ming used the Han policies and privatized many industries, like tea and salt. Chinese industry was propelled by powerful and wealthy merchants. Ming helped with income equality by canceling any forced labor and increasing wages of labor class in manufacturing industries in all factories. There were over 300 factories run by wage labor forces. Increasing production in these factories.
Commerce and Trade, the rebuilding of the great wall of China and the canal river allowed the trade to increase. Building new bridges, wider roads for better transportation routes. Reaching to Europe and Japan.
Organizations concerned with ancient ChinaEdit
Scholars who have written about ancient ChinaEdit
- Tzu & Griffith (1963), p. v.
- "The Chinese Ming Dynasty Economy & Economic Structures". Totally History. 2011-12-24. Retrieved 2019-04-26.