Chinese Events that influenced literature timeline

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In History
  • 1,936 BCE

    Literature of Ancient China, historical highlights

    Literature of Ancient China, historical highlights
    China is on a vast scale it is the worlds largest country in area and has the largest population it also has the worlds oldest continuing civilization, one that has been in existence for more than 3,500 years.
  • -850 BCE

    Entertainment in China

    Entertainment in China
    The Chinese invented the kite about 2,000 years ago. kites were used for military purposes as well as for pleasure. the yo/yo and playing cards originated in China also Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese about 850 and later was used to make fireworks, which were called fire trees, flame flowers, or peach blossoms.
  • -6 BCE

    Culture in China

    Culture in China
    Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism the teachings of Confucius and of Taoism emerged during the sixth century B.C Confucianism focused on the importance of family relationships and order in society
  • -6 BCE

    Philosophy in China

    Philosophy in China
    Although Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching dates from about the 6th century B.C his ideas still influence thought and literature around the world. many contemporary authors have very loosely applied the teachings of the Tao to such unlikely subjects as how to train cats and dogs and how to practice effective leadership the yin yang diagram, a popular image today, symbolizes the unity of Tao
  • Period:
    2,500 BCE
    to

    Medicine in China

    As early as 2500 B.C the Chinese developed the practice of acupuncture. Needles are inserted at specific points on the body to restore the balance of energy in the body Acupuncture has been in continuous use in China and now is practiced in many parts of the world
  • Period:
    2,000 BCE
    to

    Arts

    Chinese excelled in the arts. They distinguished themselves in the production of pottery, bronze work, sculpture, jade carvings, calligraphy, and painting
  • Period:
    1,400 BCE
    to
    1,100 BCE

    people and society

    Chinese society in ancient times had a strict class structure with the emperor at the top and the lowest workers at the bottom each of the four main social classes the rulers, peasants, artisans, and merchants
  • Period:
    -6 BCE
    to
    -21 BCE

    Eating and Drinking in China

    The art of making porcelain developed in china about 800. Made from a special clay and a mineral found only in China, this highly prized pottery became known as China. tea, made from the leaves of the tea plant, was first popularized by the ancient Chinese.