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Shang Dynasty. By: Shivani Darji & Nandini Patel . History . Established by the 1500s BC. Tang the great founded the dynasty. Tang defeated the evil king of the Xia dynasty. Why is it important?. The Shang dynasty invented many important things for China.

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shang dynasty

Shang Dynasty

By: Shivani Darji &Nandini Patel

history
History
  • Established by the 1500s BC.
  • Tang the great founded the dynasty.
  • Tang defeated the evil king of the Xia dynasty.
why is it important
Why is it important?
  • The Shang dynasty invented many important things for China.
  • They invented the first writing system of China.
  • They made a calendar according to the cycles of the moon.
first 10 leaders
First 10 Leaders
  • Tang
  • Wai Bing
  • Tai Jia
  • ZhongRen
  • Wo Ding
  • Tai Geng
  • Xiao Jia
  • Yong Ji
  • Tai Wu
  • Zhong Ding

Tang

achievements
Achievements
  • Invented a calendar based on the cycles of the moon.
  • Made China’s first writing system.
  • Artisans made beautiful bronze containers for cooking and religious ceremonies.
  • The first leader Tang defeated the evil king of the Xia dynasty.
mandate of heaven
Mandate of Heaven
  • The Zhou dynasty used the idea of the Mandate of Heaven to justify the over throw of the Shang dynasty.
  • They claimed that the Shang emperors were corrupt and unfit, so heaven demanded their removal.
warring states
Warring States
  • The power of various kingdoms rose and fell throughout the Warring States Period.
  • The era for warring states lasted for over 200 years.
great wall
Great Wall
  • It was built during the warring states era.
  • Built by rival kingdoms around their territories.
  • Was connected after the war ended by the Qin dynasty.
review questions
Review Questions!
  • Who is the first leader of the Shang dynasty?
  • What did they make the calendar based on?
  • Who/what demanded the Shang emperors’ removal?
  • When did the Shang dynasty begin?
  • How long did the warring states era last?

Tang the great

The cycles of the moon

Heaven

1500s BC

Over 200 years

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