Amazing Kids! Magazine

Amazing Book Review: Ancient China

By Mel Friedman
Reviewed by Claudia Chow, Book Review Editor
Recommended for ages 7 and up


Ancient China is all about the history, culture, traditions, and inventions of the Ancient Chinese world. The different Chinese dynasties are all discussed, like the Xia, Shang, and Zhou. They also talk about different Chinese philosophies, such as Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism. The Chinese also invented many of the things we use today, like paper, compass, and martial arts. They also talk about the customs of ancient China, like education, the binding of women’s feet, Chinese marriages, and their fear of ghosts.

I would highly recommend this book, because it gives you a quick, but informative look into the world of ancient China. I don’t really learn that much about the history of China in school but after reading this book, I learned a lot about China that I didn’t know before. Everyone should know about the influence of the Chinese in our lives today, so find a copy at your local library or bookstore!