China is a vast country with a huge range of terrains and climates within it. As well as the countryâ€™s sheer size, geographical features such as mountain ranges, deserts and coastlands have all helped shape Chinese history.
China is the worldâ€™s longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization.
Source: https://www.timemaps.com/civilizations/ancient-china/, http://www.china-mike.com/facts-about-china/facts-history-culture-customs-traditions/