earliest evidenceThe earliest evidence of Chinese writing is found on Shang oracle bones. This type of system of writing is known as pictographs.
AnalectsConfucius teaches about ethical values such as honesty and respect for elders. He writes teachings for his disciples in Analects.
the book of odesThe shih ching, the first anthology of Chinese poetry is complied. the published poems spread though out Asia.
Taoist philosopherTaoist philosopher Chuang tzu writes the Chuang tzu. Chuang tzu is next to the most translated book in history.
first chinese dictionarythe first Chinese dictionary is composed in A.D 100. It was written by many older scholars.
paperThe Chinese invented paper. Paper was a hit and used a lot for poetry paintings teachings important federal documents.
silk routesSilk roads opened up for trade. Stories were exchanged and expanded a way for literature.
poetry writingPoetry writing became required and mandatory for men. It was included in the civil service examination.