Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley.
|Capital||Yin (modern Anyang)|
|Religion||Chinese folk religion|
|Historical era||Bronze Age|
|•||Established||c. 1600 BC|
|•||Zhou conquest||c. 1046 BC|
|•||1122 BC est.||1,250,000 km2 (480,000 sq mi)|
|Today part of||China|
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. According to tradition, the last Shang king was overthrown in 1046 BC. The succeeding dynasty was called the Zhou Dynasty.
Kings[change | change source]
|01||29||King Tang of Shang of China|
|02||02||Da Ding of Shang|
|03||32||King Bu Bing of Shang of China|
|13||09||He Dan Jia|
|19||07||King Yang Jia|
|21||29||Xiao Xin of Shang|
|22||21||Xiao Yi of Shang|
|24||12||Geng of Shang|
References[change | change source]
- Turchin, Peter; Adams, Jonathan M.; Hall, Thomas D. (December 2006). "East-West Orientation of Historical Empires and Modern States". Journal of World-Systems Research 12 (2): 219–229. ISSN 1076-156X. http://jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr/article/view/369.
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| Dynasties in Chinese history
ca. 1600–ca. 1047 BC