Ancient Chinese Government and Geography
China is a massive country, but its surrounding mountains, two seas, and hazardous deserts kept it fairly secluded for most of its history. In fact, early Chinese referred to it the Middle Kingdom, or the center of the world. China’s major geographical features shaped many aspects of life in ancient China, including how the various civilizations developed, their social organization, and the food they grew and raised. This illuminating resource reveals how the different ancient Chinese dynasties worked with and made the most of their harsh conditions.