Understanding Chinese History: A Brief Look at China from Its Origins Through the 1700s

  • Miranda McDermott
  • Cary Krosinsky
  • Huang Zhong


China has more than 5000 years of history. Its history begins with the Bronze Age (2700 BC). China was often dominated by different ruling families, separated by periods called dynasties. Starting with the Xia dynasty and ending with the Qing dynasty in 1912, China underwent important economic, cultural, technological and geographical transitions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miranda McDermott
    • 1
  • Cary Krosinsky
    • 1
  • Huang Zhong
    • 1
  1. 1.GuilfordUSA

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