Definition of Shang dynasty
1. Noun. The imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shang Dynasty
Literary usage of Shang dynasty
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1. The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by by John Macgowan (1906)
"77^6' Shang dynasty, BC 1766-1122. Also called the Yin Dynasty. T^ang—BC 1766-1753. '"T'ANG, the founder of the new dynasty, was of distinguished * ancestry ..."
2. A sketch of Chinese history, ancient and modern: Comprising a Retrospect of by Karl Friederich August Gützlaff (1834)
"Shang dynasty. 1766—1122 B. c. As soon as" Ching-tang had entered upon the duties of government, he called the princes and people together. ..."
3. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"The waters, we are told, rose to so great a height, that the people had to betake themselves to the mountains to escape OLD CHINESE BRONZE (Shang dynasty) ..."