The Chinese civilization is one of the oldest in history and dates back to 2800 BC. Its history is dominated by several powerful Ancient China Dynasties that ruled China in different eras. In fact, the present Chinese culture is a mixture of several elements derived from each of these dynasties.
Ancient China Dynasties
Following is a Brief Glimpse of the Ancient China Dynasties:
The Imperial era in China was very important along with the extreme ancient era, as this era saw the development of many concepts. The first dynasty that can be spoken about is the Qin Dynasty during which the Great Wall of China was built. This dynasty developed the concept of legalism and laid the foundation of formation of a proper governing structure in China.
This dynasty formed the legal system in China along with a proper code of conduct. The Qin dynasty witnessed the formation of written language in China along with the currency system in China leading to a uniform grading system. This dynasty was followed by the Hans dynasty and later got conceptualized into the Ming Dynasty.
Hans dynasty was found by Liu Bang and this dynasty was the era which saw maximum amount of imperialism. The Silk Route was found during this dynasty, and land acquisition, as well as landholding as a concept, was propagated.
This dynasty was followed by the Wei and Jin period which saw the reunification of China and decentralization of the Chinese system of administration. Thereafter the Wu Hu dynasty evolved and many ethnic groups came in. The concept of appreciating the ancestors started here and a lot of cultural integration and inter-mixing happened during this period.
There were a lot of military and other conflicts between the southern and northern Ancient China Dynasties even with regards to religious practices like Taoism and Buddhism which evolved in China during the Hans dynasty. The Sui dynasty thereafter reunified China and joined the fragmented country again. The Tang dynasty after this propagated religion in China to a great extent.
Slowly thereafter the concept of multiple state system evolved immediately before the Yuan and the Ming dynasties where the tribal rule of Mongolians and their cultural integration with the Chinese started. The Ming dynasty saw the development of a strong military system, trading system, naval System, Political System, the final construction of The Great Wall of China.
These Imperialistic Empires had evolved from the ancient dynasties of the Xia, the Zhou, The Warring States Period during which habitation in China and life of people in China had just evolved along with the basics of military equipment but with a well flourished religious system where people worshipped god and spirits in different forms.