Introduction to Ancient China ;
The development of early Chinese culture was heavily influenced by fluctuations in agriculture and introduction of irrigation that is traditionally dated to 2100 BC through the Chinese settled in the Yellow River (Huang He) valley and cultivated plants much sooner. The early Chinese history Is Often divided into three phases based on its judgment dynasties:
- Xia Dynasty (c. 2100 – 1600 BC)
- Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 – 1046 BC)
- Zhou (Chou) Dynasty (1046 BC – 256 BC)
Unification of China in 221 BC under the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang marked the Start of the span of Imperial China which continued until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 AD.