China: Environment and Culture
1. [New Frontier HQ] Chinese Civilization (03) Bronze Age
CCTV examines the history of Chinese civilization focusing on the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties. The series contains footage of the many archaeological sites, bronze artifacts and oracle bones which have been discovered across China and date to this period of ancient history.
Describe the natural borders of China. Do they operate as boundaries or as conduits, keeping China separate from or connecting it to outside peoples and trade? What is the significance of the artifacts found at Banpo Village, and what do they reveal about the longevity of Chinese material culture?
Cite the film and the Von Sivers text. The initial response should be at lest 250 words in length.