Ancient China Simplified

Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,599 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 2,659
mnybks.net#: 5431
Genre: History
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thou Fu near Sha-sh´--First Ts'u conquests of China--Five hundred years of struggle with Ts'in for the possession of all China

CHAPTER V

EVIDENCE OF ECLIPSES How far is history true?--Confucius and eclipses--Evidence notwithstanding the destruction of literature in 213 B.C.-- Retrospective calculations of eclipses and complications of calendars--Eclipse of 776 B.C.--Errors in Confucian history owing to rival calendars

CHAPTER VI

THE ARMY Paraphernalia of warfare--Ten thousand and one thousand chariot states--Use of war-chariots, leather or wood--Chariots allotted according to rank--Seventy-five men to one cart--War-chariots date back to 1800 B.C.--Tartar house-carts--Rivers mostly unnavigable in north--Introduction of canals and boat traffic--Population and armies--Vague descriptions--Early armies never exceeded 75,000 men--The use of flags--Used in hunting as well as in war--Victims sacrificed to drums-

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