The Xia Dynasty were the first slave owning people in Chinese history. According to legend a man by the name of Yu, commonly referred to as Yu the Great, gained trust from the Xia people by conquering floods and taming rivers in the 21st century B.C.E. He was chosen to become chief of his clan. Since Yu, the place Yu was titled, was called Xia. His clan was thus named. Following Yu’s death, his son who went by the name of Qi inherited the dynasty and established it as Xia. The first Xia king was Qi, son of Yu, and the last was Jie. There were a total of 17 emperors in the Xia Dynasty, spanning 14 generations and lasting more than 400 years. Art in the Xia people consisted mainly of plain stone tools and increased slightly with the introduction
The Xia were the first unified civilization in china. They were also the first slave owning society in Chinese history. Since the Xia were the first they didnt have any foundation and began from scratch. They did supprisingly well against these odds lasting an impressive 400 years.