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History: Ancient China

Ancient China

This LibGuide is designed to assist with your History assignment on Ancient China.

Useful Weblinks

Ancient China - Emperors 

Ducksters: Ancient China - Emperors This weblink provides information about the Emperors of Ancient China. Ducksters is a good source for beginning research. 

Met Museum: List of Rulers of China 

Ancient History Encyclopeda - Ancient China  This is the world's most read history encyclopedia and contains an article about Ancient China.

Before its unification under Qin Shi Huang Di, its First Emperor (259 – 210 BC), China was made up of seven major states which were often at war with each other, vying for power and supremacy. Historians call this time the Warring States period (475 – 221 BC).

British Museum - Qin Shi Huang Di This weblink provides a concise timeline account of Qin Shi Huang Di's rise to power.

About Education - Qin Shi Huang Di This weblink provides a biographical account of Qin Shi Huang Di by Kallie Szczepanski, an Asian History expert.

Ducksters - Emperor Qin Shi Huang This weblink provides a concise biographical overview of Qin Shi Huang.

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Shihuangdi This weblink is the Encylopaedia Britannica entry on Shihuangdi.

Ducksters - Terracotta Army This weblink provides concise information on the Terracotta Army.

The geography of Ancient China

Ducksters - Ancient China:Geography This page is a good starting point for information on the geography of Ancient China.

Geography of Ancient China This page has been created by the British Museum about the geography of Ancient China. 

World Atlas: Ancient China This page includes a map of China and some historical context.

Ancient Chinese Beliefs

Ducksters: Ancient Chinese - Religion

Religion in Ancient China -  This weblink is written by Joshua J. Mark for Ancient History Encyclopedia entry on Ancient China. 

Confucius Biography This weblink by provides a concise biographical account of Confucius' life. Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his popular aphorisms and for his models of social interaction. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Confucius This weblink provides an encyclopedia entry about Confucius.


Everyday Life in Ancient China

Daily Life in Ancient China This weblink on daily life in Ancient China by Ancient History Encyclopedia was written by Emily Mark. 


Historical Fiction

Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson - FANTASY WILKINSON


Ancient China documentary

This documentary breaks down life in Ancient China - it can be found through our Ancient and Medieval History database. 


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 


Click on the link to Ancient and Medieval Asia under the Topic Centers heading on the top toolbar of the Ancient and Medieval History database. 



Books in the CBL

Oxford Referencing Guide

FOOTNOTES Use this link for a reliable guide of Oxford Footnotes.


Daily Life in Han China