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  Zhou Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Yin and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven, the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven") governed by divine right but that his dethronement would prove that he had lost the mandate.
The Zhou dynasty was founded by the Ji family and had its capital at Hao (near the present-day city of Xi'an).
In Western histories, the Zhou period is often described as feudal because the Zhou's early decentralized rule invites comparison with medieval rule in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhou_Dynasty   (898 words)

 Western Zhou Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
During the Zhou Dynasty, all the land and people were nominally the property of the king.
As the Zhou kings were no longer the sole possessors of the land, the ties of kingship and vassalage inevitably weakened.
During the reign of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the central plains had reached the peak of the Bronze Age while the neighboring regions lagged behind.
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/zhou/western.htm   (844 words)

 Untitled Document
The Zhou Dynasty is divided into two parts, the Western Zhou and the Eastern Zhou.
The Eastern Zhou period is thought of as the 'shaping period' of Chinese culture.
The eastern part was ruled by Ping Wang, and the western part was ruled by the King of Hui.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/China/Zhou.html   (377 words)

 King Jing of Zhou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
: 周景王, pinyin: zhōu jĭng wáng, wg: King Ching of Chou, was the twenty-forth sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the twelfth of Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
: 周敬王, pinyin: zhōu jìng wáng, wg: King Ching of Chou, was the twenty-sixth sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the forteenth of Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_Jing_of_Zhou   (127 words)

 The House Of Leow
The Zhou Dynasty was founded in the 11th century BC and came to an end in 771 BC, spanning a period of over 300 years.
During this period, it was called the Western Zhou Dynasty as its capital, Gaojing, was in the west, in order to distinguish from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty which was founded when the capital was moved to Luoyi.
During the early part of the Zhou Dynasty, the revolt staged by King Zhou's son was suppressed.
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 Kingdoms in Spring and Autumn Period of Eastern Zhou Dynasty
Dynasty Zhou is the first dynasty that was chronicled.
At the end of Dynasty Western Zhou, politically, something ridiculous happened from time to time, King Zhou You made a fire to tease his leuds, and Dynasty Zhou was destroyed as a result of belle's chuckle.
This title of Kingoms of Spring and Autoumn Period of Eastern Zhou Dynasty is elaborately collected.
www.chinesemall.com /kininsprinan.html   (208 words)

 All Empires - The Qin Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Eastern Zhou Dynasty, established in 771 BC, was little more than a puppet empire, for China was split into many feudals states, each vying for control of the nation.
As such, the Eastern Zhou was divided into two periods, the Spring and Autumn Period(771 BC - 476 BC), and the Warring States Period(476 BC - 221 BC).
The date 476 BC is significant as the Zhou emperor was demoted to prince in that year, and it marked the end of the Zhou Dynasty.
www.allempires.com /empires/qin/qin1.htm   (1120 words)

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However, this was of not much significance in the Western Zhou dyansty as the King, considered to be the Tian Zi (Son of Heaven) was respected by all the feudal lords.
Eastern Zhou The eastern Zhou dynasty consisted of the Spring and Autumn Period (B.C 770 — B.C476) and the Warring States Period(B.C 475 — B.C276).
During the Spring and Autumn period, the Zhou administration began to weaken and warlords began to disrespect the King, it was only through the control of five powerful hegemoniststhat law and order was kept among the states.
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 The Social development of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Eastern Zhou was a period of disunity.
Before the end of Zhou, copper cash, a small round coin with a square hole at the center for stringing purpose, had come into use, and it remained the standard Chinese coin until in the late 19th century.
During the Eastern Zhou, the barbarian people who lived around the heartland of China became gradually incorporated into the Chinese cultural area.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/china/wuyi/zhou1.html   (467 words)

 Zhou   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Zhou began as a semi-nomadic tribe that lived to the west of the Shang kingdom.
The first is the Western Zhou, which occurs from the time of their victory over the Shang until about 771 B.C. when they were forced east by barbarians from the north.
The Eastern Zhou is further divided into two time periods, the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/china/ancient_china/zhou.html   (714 words)

 Out of Order ... Chaos
Haojing, capital city of the Western Zhou Dynasty, was devastated by war in 771 BC.
One of the earliest challenges to the Zhou Dynasty came from Ji Wusheng, who ruled the State of Zheng in Shaanxi Province as Lord Zhuang (757-701 BC).
During the closing years of the Western Zhou Period, people began to despair at the apparent abdication of moral behavior by their leaders, a despair that only grew stronger throughout the Spring and Autumn period.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C01/E0107.htm   (2164 words)

 Weapons of Ancient China
During and after the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771 BC), it was briefly replaced by bronze jian (sword), which is easier to wield in combat.
During the seven years of turmoil which resulted in the end of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) and the beginning of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), the importance of cavalry increased dramatically and jian, used primarily to stab, was no longer adequate.
Although by the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) jian is no longer used in war, men of position still wear it to show their stature, Daoists still use it to begin incantations, and martial artists still use it in combat.
dana.ucc.nau.edu /~msb46/Weapons_of_Ancient_China.html   (1304 words)

 Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
Zhou Dynasty (周 1122 BC - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty) followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
The queen's son Ping Wang became the puppet king and the capital of Zhou was moved to a city in the east.
Towards the end of Zhou Dynasty, the nobles did not bother to obey the Ji family, even symbolically.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ea/Eastern_Chou.html   (464 words)

 Henan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In the 11th century BC the Zhou Dynasty arrived from the west and destroyed the Shang Dynasty.
This began the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, a period of warfare and rivalry.
In the Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms that followed, Kaifeng was the capital of four dynasties: Later Liang Dynasty, Later Jin Dynasty, Later Han Dynasty, and Later Zhou Dynasty.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/H/Henan.htm   (2224 words)

 CHRONOLOGY - ZHOU DYNASTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In the 11th century B.C. King Wu of the Zhou took advantage of the favourable opportunity presented by the absence of the Shang kings main military force, which was in the southeast attacking the Yi people.
In 771 B.C. the Zhou court was sacked, and its king was killed by invaders allied with rebel lords.
When the most practical and useful aspects of Confucianism and Legalism were synthesized in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), a system of governance came into existence that was to survive largely intact until the late nineteenth century.
www.gotheborg.com /chronology/zhou.shtml   (2013 words)

 An Historical Perspective of Acupuncture | John A. Amaro, DC, FIACA, Dipl. Ac.
Each dynasty greatly contributed to the development of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, except the Qin dynasty, which only lasted 14 years; no specific development was known to come from this time frame.
During the 800 year reign of the Zhou dynasty, some of the most specific discoveries of Chinese medicine were made to include the theoretical foundations of yin and yang, the five elements, the pathogenic factors of external environment as a cause of disease and further understanding of the meridians of acupuncture.
Even though these books were written during the Zhou dynasty, their content dates back to approximately 2500 BC during the reign of the legendary emperor Huang Ti.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/15/16/10.html   (727 words)

 Hubei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Near the end of the Han Dynasty in the beginning of the 3rd century, Jingzhou was ruled by regional warlord Liu Biao.
After the Tang Dynasty disintegrated the 10th century, Hubei came under the control of several regional regimes: Jingnan in the center, Wu (later Southern Tang) to the east, and the Five Dynasties to the north.
The Ming Dynasty drove out the Mongols in 1368, and their version of Huguang province was smaller, and corresponded almost entirely to the modern provinces of Hubei and Hunan combined.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/H/Hubei.htm   (1595 words)

 A Concise History of China, Chapter 2
The most successful Zhou governor, Wen Wang, is described as virtuous and intelligent; he continued to recognize the superiority of the Shang out of feudal loyalty, but expansion into barbarian-held territories north and south of the Zhou realm made him at least as powerful as the Shang monarchs themselves.
Whereas the kingdom of the Shang dynasty was mostly confined between the Yellow and Yangtze rivers, by the end of the Zhou dynasty there were Chinese-settled areas stretching east to the Pacific, south of the Yangtze as far as Hunan
Wars were not common in the early years of the dynasty, but when they happened the sons of a farmer could be drafted to build roads or serve as infantry, with little guarantee that they would ever see home again even if they survived.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /china/ch02.html   (10524 words)

 Zhou Dynasty and the Mandate of Heaven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Eastern Zhou dynasty is also divided into two periods the Spring and Autumn Period (770-450 BCE) and the Warring States Period (450-221 BCE).
The Shang dynasty had been lost because they were ethically unworthy having wasted the resources of the Kingdom and through personal debilitation of the rulers.
We Zhou have assisted the decree, and taking Heaven's bright majesty we effected the royal punishment and rightly disposed the mandate of Yin; it was terminated by God.
www.lcsc.edu /modernchina/u2s1p2.htm   (401 words)

 Dynasties of China: Eastern Zhou Dynasty: Spring and Autumn Period & Warring States Period
In its early days, the Western Zhou Dynasty (The 11th century BC to 711 BC) was sufficiently powerful to be able to control the vassal states.
So, from the beginning of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty to the unification by Qin, China was marked by disunity and continuous conflicts.
In 256 BC, Qin dispatched army and defeated the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/history/zhou/eastern   (1831 words)

 China & Vietnam Research Paper
During the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, three main elements of Feng Shui were present, but existed as separate practices.
Therefore, it can be argued that what was provided during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty as a whole essentially bore Geomancy in its discoveries of dwellings in relation to the earth's energy.
It was finally in the Han Dynasty, fifteen years after the Eastern Zhou Dynasty had passed, while linked with the practice of I Ching, Feng Shui practice was first documented.
www.prin.edu /college/academics/abroads/2001-2002/china_site/background/papers/dearbornke.html   (1547 words)

 Eastern Zhou Period
Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770 BC - 221 BC)
The son of the last king of the Western Zhou Dynasty moved the capital to Luoyi (present Luoyang), thus the Eastern Zhou.
This Dynasty can be divided into two periods: the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC 476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476 BC 221 BC).
www.warriortours.com /intro/history/zhou/eastern.htm   (185 words)

 Western Zhou Dynasty Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
A chieftain of a frontier tribe called Zhou, which had settled in the Wei Valley in modern Sha'anxi Province, overthrew the last Shang ruler, a despot according to standard Chinese accounts.
It was philosophers of this period who first enunciated the doctrine of the "mandate of heaven," the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven") governed by divine right but his dethronement would mean that he had lost his mandate.
In 771 BC, the Zhou court was sacked, and its king killed by invading barbarians who were allied with rebel lords.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Dynasty/dynasty-West-Zhou.html   (230 words)

 Han Chinese clothing - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Qing Dynasty was founded not by Han Chinese who form the overwhelming majority of the population of China proper, but by the Manchus, a semi-nomadic people which first rose to prominence in Manchuria.
The Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC - 711 BC), established under a feudal system, consolidated the empire by a strict social class system and formulated a set of extremely exhaustive and thorough etiquette to standardize society and stabilize the country.
Zhou Dynasty Hanfu followed the form and style of the Shang Dynasty, with a few changes.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Hanfu   (1798 words)

 Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Zhou Dynasty (周 1122 BC - ─ 256 BC) followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Shang and legitimized their rule by invoking the mandate of heaven.
So Zhou Nan Wang was widely considered as the last emperor of Zhou.
brandt.kurowski.net /projects/lsa/wiki/view.cgi?doc=925   (229 words)

 Luoyang,Regent Tour China
In the prosperous Sui and Tang dynasties, the population of Luoyang reached one million and was one of business and the most magnificent metropolises in the world.
Literature in the Wei and Jin Dynasties flourished in Luoyang.
The five ancient imperial cities built respectively in the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Han-Wei and Sui-Tang periods, ranged along the Luo River banks, are unique and very rare in the world and enjoys the title of "A Galaxy of Five Capitals in Luoyang".
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/lya/lya-glance.htm   (707 words)

 Map of Eastern Zhou Dynasty - China Highlights Travel
map of Chang'an in Sui and Tang Dynasties
In the later period of Zhou dynasty, the ruler only governed the country in name with true power lying in the hands of powerful nobles.
The Eastern Zhou is chronologically divided into two subperiods-the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warriors Period.
www.chinahighlights.com /map/eastern_zhou_dynasty_map.htm   (77 words)

 LACMA Permanent Collections: Chinese and Korean Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
By the time of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (771–256 B.C.) the ding had acquired the refined form in which it appears here.
It exemplifies the high level of bronze casting attained by Eastern Zhou metalsmiths despite the anarchy and constant warfare that plagued the period.
The Qing dynasty in China was founded in 1644 by a coup d'etat.
www.lacma.org /art/perm_col/chinKorean/chinKorean.htm   (2394 words)

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