Table of contents for The ancient Chinese world / by Terry Kleeman and Tracy Barrett.

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CAST OF CHARACTERS
INTRODUCTION: The Creation of the Universe
Chapter 1	PEKING MAN: Early Humans in China
	Did the bones belong to early humans, or to large apes? And where are 	
	they now?
Chapter 2	"SURPRISE AND DELIGHT": The Discovery of China's First 	
	Culture
	China gets its start
Chapter 3	LONGSHAN: China's First Civilization
	People living thousands of years ago set the scene for what China was to 
	become
Chapter 4	EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT THE WEATHER: Agriculture and 
	Oracles
	Discovery of cracked animal bones opened up the world of China's Shang 	
	Dynasty
Chapter 5	DRAGON BONES AND HIDDEN TREASURES: The Shang Court
	Powerful rulers held their people in an iron grip
Chapter 6	"HEAVEN IS BRIGHTLY AWESOME": The Western Zhou Era 	
	and the Mandate of Heaven							
	New kings claim that they rule with the support of heaven
Chapter 7	WHO'S IN CHARGE?: The Rise of the Hegemons
	When kings ruled poorly and harshly, someone else had to take over
Chapter 8	THE STORY OF SHENSHENG: Sacrifice and Statehood
	Problems in a blended family lead to tragedy and a change of government
Chapter 9	FROM BRONZE TO PLASTIC: Crafts in Everyday Life
	Chinese crafts show what everyday life was like for the wealthy people	
	who bought them, but little about their makers
Chapter 10	A WISE MAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS: Confucius and 
	Confucianism
	A wise man shapes Chinese thought
Chapter 11	THE WAY: Laozi							
	How do you live a good life in difficult times?
Chapter 12	THE ART OF WAR: Warfare in Ancient China
	Chinese states were at war so often that tactics and equipment were 	
	constantly being improved until the army was a killing machine
Chapter 13	CHINA GOES IMPERIAL: The Rise of the Unified State
	Ying Zheng becomes China's first emperor
Chapter 14 	KINGS AND COMMONERS: Liu Bang and the Founding of the Han 
	Dynasty
	The great Han dynasty was founded by a peasant who became a powerful 	
	emperor
Chapter 15	WHO'S CHINESE?: Ethnic Groups and China
	Different groups did not always mix harmoniously 
Chapter 16	"LOWLY AND WEAK": Women in Ancient China
	Ancient Chinese women had few rights, but some managed 	to make 	
	themselves heard
Chapter 17	NEW WAYS OF DOING THINGS: Inventions and Technology
	Chinese inventions were often used in surprising ways
Chapter 18 	POWER AND PERSONALITY: Wang Mang
	A poor relation rises through the ranks to become emperor
Chapter 19 	A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GODS: The Rise of Daoism 
	Daoism, or "the way," was China's first organized religion 
Chapter 20 	"A GOLDEN MAN": Buddhism and the Silk Road
	A 4,000-mile long road brought not only luxury goods but a new religion 	
	to China
Chapter 21	 "SOMEONE WITH THE TALENT TO COMMAND": A General 
	Takes Charge
	When China was falling apart, General Cao Cao stepped forward
Chapter 22 	A "BARBARIAN" LEADER: The Three Kingdoms and Liu Yuan
	With China in disarray, ruler succeeded ruler until a strong man stepped 
	forward
Chapter 23 	A FOREIGN GOD UNITES CHINA: Buddhism after the Han
	When the government failed to bring the Chinese people together, religion 
	gave them common ground
EPILOGUE

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

China -- History -- To 221 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
China -- History -- Qin dynasty, 221-207 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D. -- Juvenile literature.