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Shang Dynasty

时间:2013/2/27 11:43:19 作者:learnmorechina 来源: 查看:80 评论:0
Shang Dynasty (商朝) was roughly from 1700 to 1027 B.C. The Shang Dynasty (also called the Yin () Dynasty in its later stages) is believed to have been founded by a rebel leader who overthrew the last Xia ruler. Its civilization was based on agriculture, augmented by hunting and animal husbandry. Two important events of the period were the development of a writing system, as revealed in archaic Chinese inscriptions found on tortoise shells and flat cattle bones, and the use of bronze metallurgy. A number of ceremonial bronze vessels with inscriptions date from the Shang period; the workmanship on the bronzes attests to a high level of civilization.


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