Lu (state)
Lu (Chinese: 魯國; pinyin: Lǔ Guó, circa 1042–249 BC) was a vassal state during the Zhou dynasty of ancient China. Founded in the 11th century BC, its rulers were from a cadet branch of the Hou...
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Fengjian
Fēngjiàn (封建) was the political ideology of the Zhou dynasty of ancient China. Fengjian was a decentralized system of government, comparable to European feudalism, though recent scholarship has sugge...
Yizhoushu
The Yi Zhou Shu (simplified Chinese: 逸周书; traditional Chinese: 逸周書; pinyin: Yì Zhōu Shū; Wade–Giles: I Chou shu; literally: "Lost Book of Zhou") is a compendium of Chinese historic...
He zun
The He zun (何尊) is an ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel of the zun shape. It is more than 2,700 years old from the era of Western Zhou, and famous as the oldest artifact with the written character...
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Lü (state)
Lü (simplified Chinese: 吕; traditional Chinese: 呂; pinyin: Lǚ) was a Zhou dynasty vassal state in present-day central China in the early years of the Spring and Autumn period (722-481 BC)....
Ying (Chu)
Ying (Chinese: 郢, Yǐng) was a capital city of the State of Chu during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods of Chinese History.In the early years of Chu’s development, the state capital...
Qin Dynasty
The Qin dynasty (Chinese: 秦朝; pinyin: Qín Cháo; [tɕʰǐn tʂʰɑ̌ʊ̯]) was the first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 206 BC. The dynasty was formed after the conquest of s...
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Knife money
Knife money is the name of large, cast, bronze, knife-shaped commodity money produced by various governments and kingdoms in what is now known as China, approximately 2500 years ago. Knife money circ...
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Feudalism in China
Although Feudalism is often referred to as a European concept occurring in the medieval period, similar systems have been found to exist in many non-European parts of the world. The Chinese history fo...
Danyang (Chu)
Danyang was the first capital of the State of Chu. It is located near modern-day Xichuan County in Henan Province. Following a number of battles with neighboring states the Chu capital moved to Ying...
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Seven Warring States
The Seven Warring States or Seven Kingdoms (simplified Chinese: 战国七雄; traditional Chinese: 戰國七雄) refers to the seven leading states during the Warring States period of Zhou dynasty China. They...
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Liao (state)
Liǎo was a Zhou dynasty vassal state during the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese History (771-476 BCE). There were two actual states called Liao at this time. The first of these is mentioned in the...
Shang Dynasty
The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Yīn dài), according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the sec...
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Deng (state)
The State of Deng (simplified Chinese: 邓国; traditional Chinese: 鄧國; pinyin: Dèng) was a Chinese vassal state during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties and the Spring and Autumn period (c. 1200 –...
Duchy of Zhou
The Predynastic Zhou or Preconquest Zhou (Chinese: 先周) refers to the state of Zhou that existed in modern Shaanxi province during the Shang dynasty of ancient China, before its conquest of Shang i...
Taotie
The Taotie (Chinese: 饕餮; pinyin: tāotiè; sometimes translated as a gluttonous ogre mask) is a motif commonly found on Chinese ritual bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasty. The design ...
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Xu (state)
The State of Xu (simplified Chinese: 徐国; traditional Chinese: 徐國; pinyin: Xú Guó) was a vassal state of ancient China during the Zhou dynasty and Spring and Autumn period ruled by descenda...
Grand Preceptor
Grand Preceptor, also referred to as Grand Master, was the senior-most of the top three civil positions of the Zhou dynasty. The other two were Grand Tutor (太傅) and Grand Protector (太保), respectively...
Haojing
Hao or Haojing (Chinese: 鎬京; pinyin: Hàojīng), also called Zongzhou (宗周), was one of the two settlements comprising the capital of the Western Zhou dynasty (1066-770 BCE), the other being Fēng...
Prince of Wu
King or Prince of Wu (Chinese: 吳王, 吴王, Wúwáng) was an ancient and medieval Chinese title referring to ruler of the area originally controlled by the Gou Wu tribes around Wuxi on the lower Yangtze,...
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Sword of Goujian
The Sword of Goujian (Traditional Chinese: 越王勾踐劍, Simplified Chinese: 越王勾践剑) is an archaeological artifact of the Spring and Autumn period (771 to 403BC) found in 1965 in Hubei, China. Forged of coppe...
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Warring States Period
The Warring States period (simplified Chinese: 战国时代; traditional Chinese: 戰國時代; pinyin: Zhànguó Shídài) is a period in ancient China following the Spring and Autumn period and concluding w...
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Shangdang
The Shangdang Prefecture or commandery (simplified Chinese: 上党郡; traditional Chinese: 上黨郡; pinyin: Shăngdăng Jùn), was an administrative subdivision of ancient China from the time of the S...
Warring states crystal glass
The Warring states crystal glass (戰國水晶杯 / 水晶杯) is an artifact found in a Warring States period mausoleum tomb, which dates just before 221 BCE Qin dynasty, China. The glass however, looks no differen...
Zhou Dynasty
The Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC; Chinese: 周朝; pinyin: Zhōu Cháo; Wade–Giles: Chou Ch'ao [tʂóʊ tʂʰɑ̌ʊ]) was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang dynasty and preced...
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Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng
The Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng (Chinese: 曾侯乙; pinyin: Zēng Hóu Yǐ) is an important archaeological site in Suizhou, Hubei, China, dated sometime after 433 BC. The tomb contained the remains of ...
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