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Hydraulic economy and logographic writing in ancient China: factor of topography

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posted on 2015-09-01, 00:00 authored by Xiangshu FangXiangshu Fang, L Bi
Chinese civilisation is characterised by two distinctive features – a strong centralised administration and the system of logographic writing. This paper investigates nature’s powerful impacts on human development, in terms of organisation and communication in ancient China. It argues that ancient China’s topography played a crucial role in the formation of ancient Chinese civilisation and its hydraulic economy pushed the state stronger than society, hence a strong centralised government emerged.

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International journal of business and social science

Volume

6

Issue

9

Article number

3

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25 - 30

Publisher

Center for Promoting Ideas

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

2219-1933

eISSN

2219-6021

Language

eng

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CN Other journal article

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2015, Center for Promoting Ideas

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