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China is a country in East Asia whose culture is considered the oldest, still extant, in the world. The name `China’ comes from the SanskritCina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced `Chin’) which was translated as `Cin’ by the Persians and seems to have become popularised through trade along the Silk Road from China to the rest of the world.
Prior to the coming of cities and literacy (the hallmarks of Ancient Chinese civilisation) major Stone Age farming cultures had grown up in China since the 7th millennium BC. One was located in the Yellow River region, the other in the Yangtze region. In the Yangtze, an agriculture based on rice cultivation had developed, whilst in the north, the Yellow River region, millet was the main crop.
Ancient China's contributions to the world
The History of Tea
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe. Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng details tea’s long history.
30-Second Ancient China by Yijie Zhuang
Call Number: 931 THI
Ancient China by Jane Shuter
Call Number: 931 SHU
Ancient China by Stewart Ross
Call Number: 931 ROS
Ancient China by Natalie M. Rosinsky
Call Number: 931 ROS
Ancient China by Russell Roberts
Call Number: 931 ROB
Eyewitness Travel Guide - Ancient China by Arthur Cotterell
Publication Date: 931 COT
Ancient China by Mel Friedman
Call Number: 931 FRI
Ancient China by Terry Collins
Call Number: 931 COL
Ancient China by Muriel L. Dubois; Kathleen W. Deady
Call Number: 931 DEA
The Ancient History of China by Sheila Hollihan-Elliot
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