Shang Dynasty 1600 - 1046 BCE
A Coggle Diagram about Political
(--First true civilization in China
--Built cities and began the Chinese culture
, --T'ang (Rebel Leader) overthrew the King of the Xia Dynasty
, --Did not rule a highly centralized state.
, --Authority rested on a network of walled towns with local rulers that answered to the Shang kings.
, --According to legends the rule of the Xia dynasty was lost to the founder of the Shang dynasty.
and --Capital moved around 6 different times.
(King, military nobles, priests, merchants, and farmers (social classes could be distinguished by burials)
, Home and family very important, if one member did wrong, the whole family is disgraced.
, Advisors, ministers, craftsmen, and metalsmiths helped Shang rulers share policy or spread their influence throughout the realm
, Scholars believed peasants functioned as slaves
and Royalty controlled many towns through local leaders
), Near: Geography
(Yellow River Valley
, Yin was the last Shang capital
and ), Economic
and organized markets
and Believed in the afterlife
- first to develop writing used pictographs
) and Artistic
(Accounts of the Shang come from the Classic of History, Bamboo Annals, and Records of the Grand Historian