Shang Dynasty

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This was the Shang kingdom.

The Shang Dynasty (existed from 1600BC - 1046BC) was the second dynasty in China following the Xia dynasty. Most of what we know about the Shang Dynasty is from reading pictures on oracle bones and bronze objects. A dynasty is a series of rulers which are considered to be part of the same family because they are ruling a country(s) over generations.

This is an oracle bone. As you can see, it is not actually a bone, it is a rock with important Chinese language carved on it.

Kings[change | change source]

Order # of
years
Rulers
01 29 King Tang of Shang of China
02 02 Da Ding of Shang
03 32 King Bu Bing of Shang of China
04 04 Zhong Ren
05 12 Tai Jia
06 29 Wo Ding
07 25 Tai Geng
08 17 Xiao Jia
09 12 Yong Ji
10 75 Tai Wu
11 11 Zhong Ding
12 15 Wai Ren
13 09 He Dan Jia
14 19 Zu Yi
15 16 Zu Xin
16 20 Wo Jia
17 32 Zu Ding
18 29 Nan Geng
19 07 King Yang Jia
20 28 Pan Geng
21 29 Xiao Xin of Shang
22 21 Xiao Yi of Shang
23 59 Wu Ding
24 12 Geng of Shang
25 20 Zu Jia
26 06 Lin Xin
27 06 Geng Ding
28 35 Wu Yi
29 11 Wen Ding
30 26 Di Yi
31 30 Di Xin