The Legacy of Ancient China

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The Legacy of Ancient China

The Legacy of Acient ChinaSection: FourNolan, Will, Samson, and Bennett.

The Silk RoadsA Trans- Eurasian Link - Part of acient China's legacy includes the Silk Roads. - The Silk Roads were used to transport goods from China. - Many traders would make a fortune transporting goods on the roads.- Goods going into china included sesame seeds, oils, metals, and precious stones.Cultural Diffusion- Along with goods, other cultural customs moved along the Silk Roads as well.- The spreading of different cultural customs is called cultural diffusion.- The Silk Roads also brough new Buddhist teachings to the Chines along with new military techniques.- Goods that went out of China also influenced cultures to the west of China.The Spread of Buddhism- Buddhism was brought to China durring the Han dynasty and took a large effect on the Chinese people after the fall of the Han dynasty.Influential Ideas and Beliefs- In modern China, Confucianism still plays a large roll in government, education, and the people.- Doaism in modern China is still a belief among the people.- Today, Doaism, Buddhism and Confucianism primarily make the Chinese life.Chinese Inventions and Discoveries- Because of rappidly growing populations, farming became a very important and honored profession.Agriculture Improvements- Durring the time of acient China, many people were developing tol s to make farming easier. Some of those tools were the two bladed plow. the wheelbarrow, and the collar harness for horses.-The Chinese also used water mills, powered by rivers, to grind up grain.Paper- In the year 105 A.D, the Chinese invented paper. This made it easier for the government to keep records and also meant that they didn't have to use silk anymore.Silk- Silk was very important to the Chinese.- At the time, only the Chinese knew the art of silk and when they started trading they used it to get gold and silver because of the countries lack of natural mineral deposits.

VOCABULARYSilk Roads: Overland trade routes along which silk and other Chinese goods passed to Mesopotamia and Europe.Trans- Eurasian: Involving the continents of Europe and Asia.Cultural Diffusion: Spread of cultural and practices and customs to other parts of the world.Luxury: Object or service that's not really needed, but gives enjoyment.Standards: Rules or practices that are excepted as models.Buddhism: Religion that began in India and is based off the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.

The Yin and Yang symbol (left) is used in Doaism, one of the main beliefs of the Chinese citizens.

Above, is a statue of Siddhartha Gautama whos teachings were the base of Buddhism, a religion of China.

Above is a man modling a silk robe that they would wear in China. Many Chinese silk prosucts were very elaborate and colourfully decorated.

The map above is a map of the Silk Road in modern day countriesThe map above is a map of the Silk Road in modern day countries

The building above is a Chinese temple where citzens can go to practice Buddhism.


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