My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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Hom 101 Week 5

Chapter 32

Asia Pt. 2  - Steppes and China

A steppe is a geological ecoregion. A
steppe is basically an area that is generally characterized by grassland
plains absent of trees far from rivers or lakes. Imagine a desert, but
with grass. The largest of these is known as the Eurasian Steppe Belt stretching from Moldova to Siberia.
Now the Eurasian Belt has been a connecting force for Europe, Southern
Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China for many years.

When referring to the "Asian Steppes" we would be talking about four groups that cross the bulk of Asia. These steppes are: Xinjiang, Mongol Steppe, The Kazakh Steppe, Manchuria.

1978 that a historian named Robert Meddleweb (magical historian) came across the account of Anna Zakowsky (Muggle
historian).  Harrison Byproo (another wizard historian) disagreed with this theory.

important idea here is that there are two opinions, and people
generally tend to side with Meddleweb, since he provides a substantial
amount of evidence.


Chinese witches and wizards are substantially ceremonial. They were used mostly in the taming of the Yellow River which lead to the harmonization of much of China during the early days. Hé de fǎshī was
the traditional name for these people who were able to use their early
magic to stop the river from flooding. . Chinese magic was, much like the culture, controlled and

The post-Warring States Period, and directly after the creation of
legalism, a council of Chinese elders met to discuss the magical threat. This council advised emperors for years to
create anti-magical law and began to restrict the use of magic in China.
Magic became regulated, the Hé de fǎshī came under government control,
and within 100 years it was completely illegal to be a witch or wizard
in ancient Chinese society. Those that practiced magic were kept in the
innermost circles of the Emperors, and often put into slavery.

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