Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples
• According to "Chapter 1, The Yi Peoples," the seafaring tradition of the Chinese started with the Yi people because they didn't have land for agriculture.
• The Yi forefathers came from inland to the shore.
• The Yi migrated to Java, to the island of Sulawesi, Alaska, and North America.
• The Chinese vast migrations were due to the freezing of the Yangzi River.
• The ancestors of the Indonesians and Polynesians may have been from China.
• Evidence of Asians migration between 9000 B.C. and 1300 B.C. can be found in Taiwan, the Philippines, and Fiji.
• Early Chinese sailors were able to reach Madagascar and South America.
• Indonesians may have left their island because of volcanic activity.
• The first Chinese historic kingdom was established by the Shang in 1500 B.C.
• The Shang stayed in power for 500 years.
• The Zhou forced the Shang to the coastal areas.
• The first unified...
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