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comment How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
As accurate as any other date for any other ancient culture. No, we can't be 100% certain they are correct but we have nothing else.
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comment How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
There are no dates given. There are events, eras and reigns. You can only determine the actual date indirectly.
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comment How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
They didn't date their documents in a style that you would understand as a date until relatively recent times. After European influence they retroactively imposed a system of continuous dating but not in a consistent way. For example, there is no consensus on the epoch. However, such does not matter as the Chinese calendar is not used to measure history but rather to calculate astrological events.
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comment How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
There is no historical documentation that far back. That would be an oxymoron. How could you have a document that pre-dates the first writing.
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revised How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
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answered How strong is the current theory of the beginnings of Chinese writing?
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comment Great Wall of China Controversy
Can you reference the stories/articles you are commenting on? Particularly the 2009 announcement and the 2012 announcement.
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comment Why did non-monarchic rule meet with so little success in ancient China?
@Felix Goldberg "Oligarchy...a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who pass their influence from one generation to the next." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy
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