Thursday, March 5, 2009

China is the world's most populous nation making up one fifth of the worlds population, and one with an economy that is growing at an amazing rate, lifting the Chinese out of poverty. Despite economic reforms and rapid growth, however, China remains a poor nation. In China, as in West Asia, Africa, or Europe, most people have spent most of their time farming for the last ten thousand years. In northern China, people mostly farm wheat, while in southern China it is mostly rice.

What was Chinas government like?

The Sui dynasty managed to reunite the political unstable china before anything bad happend. which managed to reunite the country in 589 after nearly four centuries of political fragmentation, played a role more important than its length of existence would suggest. The Sui brought China together again and set up many institutions that were to be adopted by their successors, the Tang. Like the Qin, however, the Sui used up their resources and collapsed. Also similar to the Qin. Traditional history has judged the Sui somewhat unfairly, as it has stressed the harshness of the Sui regime and the arrogance of its second emperor, giving little credit for the Dynasty's many positive achievements.

What is the geography of China?

This is a picture of china from space.(NASA)
Medievel China's geography is very diverse land including deserts, mountains and fertile river basins. China's rivers also play a major role in China, used both for transportation and for irrigation. Much of the northern wheat fields and southern rice fields are irrigated, and transported from rivers. Let us not forget the great wall of china built in the Ming dynasty. it was used to protect from invaders from the north. Troops would patrol the wall to defend China against attack. Once over 6,000 miles long, the wall is now about 3,750 miles long.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What are the the most key events in chinas middle ages?

China was blooming in the middle ages. Their people were creating wonderful inventions like the cannon, the printing press and the compass.

In 1045 AD Bi Sheng created the first movable type printing press. it seemed to have little to no effect on Chinese society. 300 years later in Europe Gutenberg development did. Why? the Chinese language had over 5000 letters, English language only has 26. wouldn't you rather have to use 26 characters instead of 5000, still the invention of the printing press is an astounding leap in technology.