There is a semi mythological dynasty before it, but from an archaeological point of view it could be argued the Shang Dynasty was the first dynasty of China. It was Bronze Age China at its known best, with a benevolent ruler, ready military, and a series of innovations to life and Chinese culture..To give the readers a heads up, this webmaster had thoroughly turned the bricks concerning the Sinitic cosmological, astronomical, astrological, historical, divinatory, and geographical records, with the indisputable discovery of the fingerprint or footprint of the forger for the rd century A.D. book SHANG SHU remotely ancient history , and .The Ancient Dynasties Chinese civilization, as described in mythology, begins with Pangu , the creator of the universe, and a succession of legendary sage emperors and culture heroes among them are Huang Di , Yao, and Shun who taught the ancient Chinese to communicate and to find sustenance, clothing, and shelter..King Wen of Zhou Chinese pinyin Zhu Wen Wang BC was king of Zhou during the late Shang dynasty in ancient China.Although it was his son Wu who conquered the Shang following the Battle of Muye, King Wen was honored as the founder of the Zhou dynasty..The people of Zhou Dynasty lived in an area that was considered to be the dwelling place of the Xi rong Rong di, somewhere in western Shaanxi Province, near today's Gansu Sichuan border..King of China Reign BC Predecessor King Zhou of Shang Successor King Cheng of Zhou.Western Zhou c. BC . Most scholars think that the Zhou were much more "Chinese" than the Shang. For one, they used a father to son succession system. Also, they weren't too keen on human sacrifice..Shang Dynasty of Ancient China, a period of early Chinese civilization when literacy and cities appeared in the Yellow river valley of north China.The Zhou Dynasty followed the Shang Dynasty, ruling from B.C. to B.C. making it the longest ruling Chinese dynasty in history. The Zhou Dynasty is usually divided into the Western Zhou, which ruled from B.C. to B.C., and the Eastern Zhou, which ruled from B.C. to B.C..Left King Wu of Zhou Public Domain Right King Zhou of Shang. Public Domain The history of the Zhou Dynasty is split into two parts, the Western Zhou and the Eastern Zhou..
The name "Zhou"actually appeared after the of King Zhou, a posthumous name although perhaps used furtively by his contemporaries . This name was a representation of his actions, both dishonorable and coldhearted. King Zhou would go down in history as one of the worst examples of a corrupted king in China..The last Zhou king is Recent archaeological finds demonstrate similarities between horse burials of the Shang and Zhou dynasties and Indo .King Zhou of Shang King Zhou Chinese pinyin Zh u W ng was the pejorative posthumous name given to Di Xin Chinese pinyin D Xn , the last king of the shang dynasty of ancient China..Download Full Image