The oldest surviving form of Chinese writing is inscriptions of divination records on the bones or shells of animals—so-called oracle bones. Today, both the majority ethnic group in China and Chinese script are called Han.
Peasants prayed to these gods for bountiful harvests. It holds that the universe was created by Pangu, the first living being. Large-scale projects, like the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and the Zhengguo Canal, were carried out. Qin dynasty — BC.
Erlitou was followed by the Shang and Zhou dynastieswhich developed a manorial economy similar to that of medieval Western Europe.
When a new family takes control, then a new dynasty begins. It has been celebrated and popularized in operas, folk stories, and novels, and in more recent times, films, television, and video games.
Yu supposedly began the practice of inherited rule passing power from father to sona model that was perpetuated in the later Shang and Zhou dynasties. Jade figurines included both human and animal shapes, carved in the round in careful detail.
There is also evidence of urbanism and the use of early writing d this time. Under Emperor Xiaowen, the taxable population was an estimated 30 million, which surpassed that under the Jin.
Just as crucially, this script also affected the processes of cultural expansion and assimilation.