Shang Dynasty of China, c. 1100 BCE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 05 August 2022

A map illustrating the rise and expansion of the Bronze Age Shang dynasty of China in the second millennium BCE following the overthrowing of the Xia dynasty. Established around 1600 BCE, on the North China Plain, the Shang ruled by a single centralized government, a hereditary monarchy. They moved their capital many times (at least five) before finally settling on the ancient city of Yin (modern-day Anyang). The Shang dynasty was conquered by the people of Zhou, who came from farther up the Yellow River.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2022, August 05). Shang Dynasty of China, c. 1100 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16231/shang-dynasty-of-china-c-1100-bce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Shang Dynasty of China, c. 1100 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 05, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16231/shang-dynasty-of-china-c-1100-bce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Shang Dynasty of China, c. 1100 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Aug 2022. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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