China History Archive

Ancient Chinese clothes were more than a garment to cover the body. It was the symbol of their dignity, embodiment of their culture and an essential part of their social status.  Rich and Poor dressed differently in Ancient China. Poor people used hemp clothes which were durable, loose fitting, and comfortable to work in the field. On the other hand, Rich people clothes were made of up silk. It dyed up with a specific color and could be turned into any fancy design. Lower class people could be punished for wearing the silk clothing. The Color was an identity in Ancient China. An emperor could only dress in Yellow. Poor people were allowed to wear blue and black color during Shue Dynasty. When Mongols conquered the China, [&hellip

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Ancient Chinese arts is arguably one of oldest continuous tradition in the world. The Chinese Art was dated back to 10,000 BC; Neolithic period, where the simple pottery and sculptures were mostly common. The art had been evolving with time. Religions, political figures, and philosophy played an important role in Ancient Chinese art. Ancient Chinese perfected calligraphy, poetry, and paintings.  The style of calligraphy, poetry and paintings had its own uniqueness in different dynasty. Without any further due, here are the 10 most popular Ancient Chinese arts. 10. Neolithic pottery The life was simple in the Neolithic period. People in Ancient china spent their life farming and animal husbandry. The arts during the Neolithic period were classified into a mosaic of 22 regional cultures by [&hellip

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The history of Chinese foods dates back to about 5000 BCE. Over the vast period of time, Chinese people have advanced and mastered their own kind of system of preparing foods. Their ways of identifying ingredients to make perfect combinations, their multi-phased cooking techniques, administering multi-phased flavoring and all have been developed gradually. Tracing back the ancient history, we see that Ancient Chinese had a very healthy diet. And ancient China used to be very different from what it is today, especially in terms of food habits. Based on some evidence, farming in China seems to have started before 5000 years approximately. They use to cultivate and grow some well-known crops since back then. When we go through the history of Chinese cuisine, we notice [&hellip

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China, the land of mystery and enchantment, is filled with many images: religious gods and goddesses, mythical rules, historical beings, dragons, unicorns, what and what not. China passed through conflicting period of time, different religions and many opposing philosophies that appear and interact in many of the Chinese myths. When we go through some of the well-known Chinese tales, we find no clear distinction between what is real and what is mythical, what is earth and what is heaven, what is history and what early storytelling used to be. There is no clear distinction between what is present and what is past. China is a mosaic of diverge philosophies and traditions. And we must consider this reality about China while we try to talk about [&hellip

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Ancient Chinese were innovative and determinant. They ameliorated daily necessity, by creating and innovating some of the prestigious things in the human history. Ancient Chinese inventions were dated back from the Paleolithic period. They were always ahead of the world for creating valuable things. Chinese have bestowed the four greatest inventions in the world – compass, gunpowder, papermaking, and printing, which is celebrated as the four greatest Chinese invention even till today in the Chinese culture. There are lots of other inventions of Chinese that are marvelous. Here is the list of Top 18 (including 2 medieval period) inventions by Chinese that own numerous accolade. 16. Paper Making 50 AD – 121) Humans had used different material like wood, stone, bone for writing. Around 2,200 BC Egyptian [&hellip

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