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  Zhou Dynasty
Even though the Zhou were not in control, they still thought they were appointed by the heavans and continued to be the ceremonial lords of the kingdoms.
With the Zhou dynasty's decline and the rise of power of the former territories, the situation in China became unstable.
Then, by the late 5th century, the Zhou dynasty fell into a state of interstate anarchy, this period was known as the Period of the Warring States.
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 Zhou
The Zhou began as a semi-nomadic tribe that lived to the west of the Shang kingdom.
The bronze vessels of the Zhou are nearly identical with those of the Shang.
Of these three, Legalism had the most immediate effect, as it was the philosophy that the Qin, the next dynasty used as the basis of their rule.
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  Zhou Dynasty Summary
The dynasty also spans the period in which the written script evolved from the ancient stage as seen in early Western Zhou bronze inscriptions, to the beginnings of the modern stage, in the form of the archaic clerical script of the late Warring States period.
The Zhou dynasty was founded by the Ji family and had its capital at Hào (鎬, near the present-day city of Xi'an).
In the West, the Zhou period is often described as feudal because the Zhou's early rule invites comparison with medieval rule in Europe.
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  Zhou Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Zhou Dynasty (Chinese: 周朝; Hanyu Pinyin: zhōu cháo; Wade-Giles: chou c'hao; 11th century BC to 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
The dynasty also spans the period in which the written script evolved from the ancient stage as seen in early Western Zhou bronze inscriptions, to the beginnings of the modern stage, in the form of the archaic clerical script of the late Warring States period.
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Shang and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven, the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven") governed by divine right (granted by the Supreme God of Heaven) but that his dethronement would prove that he had lost the mandate.
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 Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou Dynasty (周朝; Wade-Giles: Chou Dynasty) (late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
The Zhou dynasty was founded by the Ji family and had its capital at Hao, near the city of Xi'an, or Chang'an, as it was known in its heyday in the imperial period.
In Chinese Marxist histography, the Zhou dynasty marks the began of the feudal phase of Chinese history, a period which is said to extend to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
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 Zhou Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 "") 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 Chinese Marxist historiography, the Zhou dynasty marks the beginning of the feudal phase of Chinese history, a period which is said to extend to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
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 Zhou dynasty - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Zhou dynasty
The dynasty was established by the Zhou, a semi-nomadic people from the Wei Valley region, west of the great bend in the Huang He (Yellow River).
The founder was Wu Wang, ‘the Martial’, who claimed that Shang dynasty misrule justified the transfer of the ‘mandate of heaven’.
Zhou society had a very similar structure to later feudal European and Japanese periods, with strict divisions and hereditary classes.
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 Chinese History - Zhou Dynasty 周 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The Zhou Dynasty is probably the dynasty that reigned for the longest period not only of all Chinese dynasties, but of the whole world.
The founders of the Zhou Dynasty, the Kings Wen and Wu (abbreviated to the couple Wen Wu 旇武), and the Prince Regent Duke Dan of Zhou 周公旦, were seen as the ideal monarchs and even as patrons and inventors of every kind of arts.
The Zhou kings had to flee from their western capital to the east, forced by "barbarian" tribes that invaded the Zhou territory.
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 Chinese History - Zhou Dynasty 周 (www.chinaknowledge.de)
The Zhou Dynasty is probably the dynasty that reigned for the longest period not only of all Chinese dynasties, but of the whole world.
The founders of the Zhou Dynasty, the Kings Wen and Wu (abbreviated to the couple Wen Wu 旇武), and the Prince Regent Duke Dan of Zhou 周公旦, were seen as the ideal monarchs and even as patrons and inventors of every kind of arts.
The once venerated kings of Zhou, people like King Cheng 成王 and Kang 康王, lost their central position as the Heaven-approved sacrosanct ruler and were challenged by feudal lords that overtook the leadership of the Chinese world.
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 Zhou Dynasty
The first dynasty to unite most of China under a single government was the Zhou Dynasty.
It was the philosophers of this period who first enunciated the doctrine of the "mandate of heaven" (tianming or), the notion that the ruler (the "son of heaven" or) governed by divine right but that his dethronement would prove he had lost the mandate.
The end of the Zhou period is in 221 BC when the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty unified the land on a new imperial basis.
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 Western Zhou Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some, though not all, scholars believe that the Xia Dynasty, the Shang Dynasty, and the Zhou Dynasty actually were three different cultures that emerged more or less at the same time in different areas of the Yellow River valley.
Zhou dynasty ancestors moved to the Zhou plain near the Wei river in Shaanxi during the Shang Dynasty, of which it was named after.
Zhou's leader was the first to proclaim that he was sent by the heaven and be called the son of the heaven, this proclaim was used by all the rebellion leader later in the history.
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 Zhou dynasty
The dynasty was established by the Zhou, a semi-nomadic people from the Wei Valley region, west of the great bend in the Huang He (Yellow River).
The founder was Wu Wang, ‘the Martial’, who claimed that Shang dynasty misrule justified the transfer of the ‘mandate of heaven’.
Zhou society had a very similar structure to later feudal European and Japanese periods, with strict divisions and hereditary classes.
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 Zhou Dynasty ( 周朝 10th century BC - 256 BC )
All farming lands were owned by nobles, who then gave their land to their serfs, a piece of land was divided into nine squares in the shape of the character jing, with the grain from the middle square taken by the government and that of surrounding squares kept by individual farmers.
From the beginning of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty to the unification by Qin, China was marked by disunity and continuous conflicts.
Towards the end of the Zhou Dynasty, the nobles did not even bother to acknowledge the Ji family symbolically and declared themselves to be kings.
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Zhou Gong, the young successor of Wu, was the architect of the dynasty that was to have the longest rule in Chinese history.
Zhou rule was established by setting up 'feudal' networks consisting of fifty or more vassal states presided over by sons of Zhou rulers.
Zhou pottery was fairly austere in coarse gray clay, sometimes reddish, with decorations in cord-marked designs, geometric shapes or the ogre design which was well known in the Shang bronzes.
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 Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou dynasty was the most lengthy of all of the Chinese dynasties.
In the beginning of the Zhou dynasty, the rules of engagement in battle were similar to late European fighting.
During the Zhou period the decline of early types of beliefs was present and the change to Confucianism and Taoism took place.
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 Montgomery County Public Schools - Social Studies Department
The Zhou (zhoe) Dynasty was the longest of all the Chinese Dynasties.
Zhou rulers tried to increase the amount of food grown on their lands by introducing a farming system known as the “well-field” system.
The Zhou dynasty is considered the “classical age” in China because the thinking that developed during this long dynasty has lasted many years and continues to influence thinking even today.
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 Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC)
Zhou Dynasty (周 1122 BC - 256 BC) (Wade-Giles Chou Dynasty) 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.
The queen's son Ping Wang became the puppet king and the capital of Zhou was moved to a city in the east.
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 Chinese history:The Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-770 BC)
The treasures and luxuries found in Zhou Xin's palace were used in rewarding the officers and soldiers of the Zhou army and also distributed among the people.
His uncle, the Duke of Zhou, a man of large ability, aprofound statesman and a most conscientious an upright prince, was appointed regent by Wu Wang before his death.
The enemies circulated rumors that the Duke of Zhou was not loyal to the Emperor.
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 Zhou - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Zhou Dynasty, also Chou dynasty, early Chinese dynasty founded by a seminomadic clan from the north-west.
Zhou Enlai, also Chou-En-lai (1898-1976), first premier (1949-1976) of the People's Republic of China and one of the major leaders of the Chinese...
Zhou Nan (1927- ), China’s representative in Hong Kong prior to the reversion of sovereignty to China in 1997, with the official title of Director...
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 Zhou Dynasty -- Political, Social, Cultural, Historical Analysis Of China -- Research Into Origins Of Huns, Uygurs, ...
One of the sons of King Shaokang of Xia Dynasty was permanently assigned to the Kuaiji land to guard the tomb, and the later Yue Principality was said to have descended from this lineage.
Zhou King Pingwang moved eastward to Luoyi in 770 BC under the escort of Qin lord, and promised to Qin the land of Feng and Qishan should Qin defeat Quanrong and recover the territories.
(Guzhu was formerly Zhu-guo Statelet, a vassal of ex-Shang dynasty.)
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 Chinese History
The Zhouwere a semi-nomadic clan from the north western fringe of the Chinese world.They replaced the Shang Dynasty.
The Eastern Zhou period is thought of as the'shaping period' of Chinese culture.
The end of the Zhou period is in 221 BC whenthe first emperor of the Qin Dynasty unified the land on a new imperialbasis.
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 Zhou.htm
Zhou dynasty lasted for 700 years and produced great works in arts, philosophy and astronomy.
By 221 BCE, Zhou dyasty was weakened and Qin (Chin) Kingdom of Wei river valley took control away from Zhou dynasty rulers and started Qin dynasty.
They were probably first issued around the 10th century BC during the Zhou dynasty.
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 Zhou.htm
Zhou dynasty lasted for 700 years and produced great works in arts, philosophy and astronomy.
By 221 BCE, Zhou dyasty was weakened and Qin (Chin) Kingdom of Wei river valley took control away from Zhou dynasty rulers and started Qin dynasty.
They were probably first issued around the 10th century BC during the Zhou dynasty.
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 Chinese History - Zhou Dynasty
Western Zhou 1100 - 771 B.C. Eastern Zhou 770 - 221 B.C. The last Shang ruler, a despot according to standard Chinese accounts, was overthrown by a chieftain of a frontier tribe called Zhou, which had settled in the Wei Valley in modern Shaanxi Province.
The Zhou dynasty had its capital at Hao, near the city of Xi'an, or Chang'an, as it was known in its heyday in the imperial period.
At most, however, the early Zhou system was proto-feudal, being a more sophisticated version of earlier tribal organization, in which effective control depended more on familial ties than on feudal legal bonds.
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The Zhou Dynasty (周朝; Wade-Giles: Chou Dynasty) (late 10th century BC to late 9th century - 256 BC) followed the Shang (Yin) Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty in China.
In Chinese Marxist histography, the Zhou dynasty marks the began of the feudal phase of Chinese history, a period which is said to extend to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911.
Towards the end of Zhou Dynasty, the nobles did not bother to obey the Ji family, even symbolically and declared themselves to be kings.
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The purpose of bronzes in the Shang dynasty was to hold inscriptions that were in some way supposed to communicate with the spirits of the afterlife.
In the Zhou culture, funerary bronzes began being decorated by taotie masks, a decoration that was a theme in the bronze decoration of the Shang dynasty.
The trend in the Zhou dynasty was for the bronzes to decrease in their intricacy towards the end of the dynasty.
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