Chinese extended families lived together in the same home. Tradition stated the ideal situation was for five generations to live together in the same home. A household normally included the male head of the household, his wife, his sons and their wives and children. Poor families have to pay a bride price, which is the sum of money paid by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. When the male head of the family died, his sons divided the house equally to each other.

This pin shows that wealthy families would live in the same house. The head of the house would be the oldest male, he was in charge of reading oracle bones. This was passed down thought generations.

The Chinese use simple machines like spinning wheels for silk or hand spindles for making cotton. Some farming tools like ploughs and basic carts for just transporting goods are also used as they main source of technology. A place called the Grand Canal which is the largest artificial river in the world was used to transport food and such with boats that people can use.

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when the Shunzhi Emperor conquered China in 1644 established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new ruler.

when the Shunzhi Emperor conquered China in 1644 established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new ruler.

The Qing Dynasty created a book called The Complete Book of the Four Treasuries containing all literature that doesn't have a negative attitude towards the Manchu

The Qing Dynasty created a book called The Complete Book of the Four Treasuries containing all literature that doesn't have a negative attitude towards the Manchu

Women in the Chinese society had a much lower position compared to men. Mainly because they do not inherit property, they depend on their fathers, or husbands to do everything for them. All they did was cook, clean and raised children. The women who were rich could get servants to do the jobs for them, but for those women who were poor, had to do it themselves. In the Chinese families daughters didn’t really do much, and they weren’t worth much. Most parents would prefer sons instead of…

During the Qing Dynasty, daughters were not considered worthy in Chinese families. Sons were desired more than daughters so new-born females were killed.

Foot binding started at the age of 5. For 10 years the girl would wear the strips all day and night. As the girls grew older, the strips were getting tighter, which slowly changed the shape of their feet. Their 4 minor toes would slowly bend around until they sat under the sole of the foot. When the women turned 15 there feet would’ve transformed into, what they call, ‘lilies’.

Foot binding was very popular among women in the Qing dynasty. People of the Qing dynasty saw small feet as a sign of beauty.

The belief system when the Qing dynasty was at power. There was a person called Confucius who was a philosopher and teacher who lived in eastern china. He wanted people to live virtuous lives and they should respect their elders and rulers and do their best to do their roles that they were given.

Confucius 孔夫子, transliterated Kong Fu Zi or K'ung-fu-tzu, literally "Master Kong" B. – 479 B.

6% of Chinese population lived in the city (about 50,000) and the rest of the people lived in small towns and villages. Nearly all of those people are peasants that were there to farm. The poor people also made money by spinning or weaving cotton or silk, or even making other handicrafts that they can sell at their local market. One of the most important thing they need to grow is tea, because they can be sold to the British which were keen on buying it in large quantities.

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Chinese Porcelain was one of China's biggest exports, a lot of wealthy Europeans wanted to have their family crest on Chinese porcelain. this photo shows Chinese merchants selling to Europeans

Chinese Porcelain was one of China's biggest exports, a lot of wealthy Europeans wanted to have their family crest on Chinese porcelain. this photo shows Chinese merchants selling to Europeans

these are some traditional Chinese opera costumes, most of the plays were based on war stories and the most famous is called Farewell my Concubine, it is about a king who has been defeated and is saying goodbye to a loved one

these are some traditional Chinese opera costumes, most of the plays were based on war stories and the most famous is called Farewell my Concubine, it is about a king who has been defeated and is saying goodbye to a loved one


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The Qianlong Emperor began the building project in 1749 when he ordered existing gardens just outside the capital to be expanded and turned into a summer retreat. The palace buildings themselves sat mainly on and around the hills that rose above the lake. The Qianlong Emperor set out the palace buildings and gardens into three main areas

The Qianlong Emperor began the building project in 1749 when he ordered existing gardens just outside the capital to be expanded and turned into a summer retreat. He initially called his new haven ‘The Garden of Clear Ripples’

Court robes were worn by the imperial family displayed round dragon medallions, the dragon symbolized the emperor, and permission to wear this style of robe could only be given by him.

Court robes were worn by the imperial family displayed round dragon medallions, the dragon symbolized the emperor, and permission to wear this style of robe could only be given by him.

when the Shunzhi Emperor conquered China in 1644 established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new ruler.

when the Shunzhi Emperor conquered China in 1644 established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new ruler.

Chinese Agriculture during the Qing Dynasty Only around 4 percent of people lived in cities while the rest farmed mainly tea and rice, spun silk and cotton or made small gifts which were sold at markets. -Tahlia

Agricultural society: of China lived in small villages and towns, or on rented land. They grew crops like tea, and made extra money by spinning or weaving cotton or silk, or making other handicrafts for sale at local markets.

Just as feet were important, so too were all other aspects of fashion. Hairstyles in particular were definitely no exception. Known as the Manchu Hairstyle, people shaved the front of their head and wore a long braid at the back called a ‘queue’. The hairstyle was compulsory and refusal was punishable by even death.

When the Shunuzhi Emperor first conquered China in 1644 and established Qing rule in China, he decreed that all Chinese men should wear their hair in the Manchu style to show their obedience to their new rulers.

Fitting the standards of the time, the Qing dynasty's society was very patriarchal, with men seen as superior.

Women in Chinese society occupied a much lower position than men. Because they could not inherit property they depended on their fathers or husbands for their livelihood. A virtuous woman was expected to be loyal and obedient to her father or husband.

A statue representing the major religion/belief of the time, being Confucianism. The belief taught morals and standards, and orderly and harmonious living.

Statue of Confucius at the Confucius Temple in Beijing. The main belief system in China during the Qing Dynasty was Confucianism. Confucius was a philosopher and teacher who lived from 551 to 479 bce in eastern China.

The Seventeen Arch Bridge over Kunming Lake The palace buildings themselves sat mainly on and around the hills that rose above the lake. The Qianlong Emperor set out the palace buildings and gardens into three main areas. The first area contained the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, where political advisors and administrators worked. The second area was the residential area, having palaces for the emperor and his family. The third area was for leisure and recreation.

The Seventeen Arch Bridge over Kunming Lake. The Seventeen Arch Bridge connects the eastern shore of Kunming Lake and Nanhu Island in the west. The Seventeen-Arch Bridge was built during the Qing Dynasty under Emperor Qianlong

Between 1790 and the 1840s, the distinctive 'Beijing opera' style evolved. Beijing opera was mainly a court entertainment, though it became popular with the wider public in the later 19th century. Its performers wore striking make-up and bright costumes to show the personalities and status of their characters.

Between 1790 and the 1840s, the distinctive 'Beijing opera' style evolved. Beijing opera was mainly a court entertainment, though it became popular with the wider public in the later 19th century. Its performers wore striking make-up and bright costumes to show the personalities and status of their characters.

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Confucious was a famous Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of Chinese history.

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