What were some of the cultural achievements of Ancient China?

Chapter 3

1. Chinese government (after the Shang and Zhou periods) was divided into three ministries: a  civil authority, a military authority, and a censorate. This would remain until modern times. How did each dynasty (Shang, Zhou, and Qin) contribute to the development of this system? What was the role of Qin Shi Huangdi? Why did China need a strong central government?

2. What were some of the cultural achievements of Ancient China? Look at the illustrations as well as the text. The writing systems-how used within a social context as well ? see for ex: women in Chinese characters, tombs of emperors, and  
Great Wall of China


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