Resources on Ancient China

Contents

Maps

Timeline

Articles

Further study

Maps

Click here for a sequence of maps showing the history of Ancient China

For a sequence of maps showing ancient China in the broader context of East Asian history: history of East Asia

Timeline

Click here for a Timeline on Ancient Chinese history

Articles

The civilization of Ancient China

Themed essays:

The state in ancient China

Society in ancient China

The Economy of ancient China

Thought and culture in ancient China

Articles on the separate dynasties:

The history of the Shang dynasty of Ancient China

The history of the Zhou dynasty of Ancient China

The history of the Qin dynasty of Ancient China

The history of the Han dynasty of Ancient China

For the broader regional context:

The history of East Asia

Further study

– Maps of the World at the time when ancient Chinese civilization flourished

– the Article on The Origins of Civilization has a small section dealing specifically with China

– and for a list of sources I have used  for ancient China, plus some suggestions for further reading, see Sources and further reading on Ancient China

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