The dynasty was a centralized state with the capital moving a total of six times!
Not much is known about their legal codes, but they favored emperors and aristocrats.
Located in Northern China
Yellow River Valley
Settled around rivers not on the coast
Isolated from Fertile Crescent by distance, deserts, and mountains
Constant warfare with outsiders
Minimal trade with Mesopotamia
Chariot technology from the West
Trade centered between cities
Tribute sent to political centers
Metal ores for bronze production from southern regions
Cowrie shells as currency
The Shang Dynasty existed during the Bronze Age of China.
In addition to promoting agriculture, the rulers of the Shang Dynasty attached great importance to the development of the business trade and transportation industry. People of the dynasty that were accomplished in business were called 'Shang men', which means businessmen. Shell was used as currency at that time.
A timeline of the Shang Dynasty.
Gugong Danfu's son, Jili, fought against the Rong as a vassal of the 's King Wen Ding until the king killed him. Jili's son, King Wen of Zhou, moved the Zhou capital downstream to Fenghao. [e] Around 1046 BC, Wen's son, King Wu of Zhou, led an army of 45,000 men and 300 chariots across the Yellow River and defeated the Shang King Di Xin at the Battle of Muye, marking the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty.
The Shang dynasty is the first dynasty where both written ..
The Shang Dynasty was established in 1675 BC by King Tang after he toppled the tyrannical rule of Jie, the last emperor of the Xia Dynasty. During its 600 year reign, the dynasty was led by 30 different emperors, and had capital cities in several places. Yin (the present Xiaotun Village, in Anyang City of ) was one of the more stable capitals, and therefore the dynasty is also known as 'Yin Shang'.
The Shang dynasty developed a written language, ..
Although the earliest of them dates from the Xia Dynasty (2100 BC -
1600 BC), it was during the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC - 1100 BC) that the technology of making bronze weapons was developed
to a high level.
The end of the Qind and the beginning of the Han dynasty
There is also a connection with the early Black and Mongoloid dynastiesof ancient Shia and Shang Dynasty China, whose prehhistoric origins issaid to be Mesopotamia during the Kushite dynasties and Kushite Sudan.
The statue of an ancient Nigerian Oni or Priest-king dating backthousands of years shows him holding religious artefacts that have beenfound among Olmec priests who are holding identical artefacts in thevery same manner.
The end of the Qin and the beginning of the Han dynasty
Much of our knowledge about the Shang Dynasty comes from the excavation of tombs where objects like this bronze zun were buried with the dead for continued use in the afterlife. The Shang believed there were many gods who had power over different elements and the ability to bring a variety of gifts. They were unable to contact these gods directly. The ancestors, however, were able to ask the gods to bring good fortune to their living successors, so it was important to nourish the spirits of the dead and to protect their graves. Food and drink served in bronze vessels such as this zun was offered to the ancestors at ritual ceremonies.
The Virtuous Cheng Tang of the Shang Dynasty
Chandler (AfricanPresence in Early America), two of China's earliest dynaties, the Shangand the Shia, were both heavily Black African/Black Oceanic dynasties,with Mongol Chinese as well.