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Tang was jailed by Jie of Xia. Shang people paid a heavy ransom.
Yin Yi was a chef cooking for Tang. He called attention to his political ambition and vision by intentional inconsistency in his cooking. Later Tang freed him of his slave status and appointed him as the right chancellor. Yin Yi assisted four Shang kings.King Cheng Tang of Shang of China (in Chinese:"湯", born Zi Lü, in Chinese:"子履") (1675 BC-1646 BC).
【húnrán yìtǐ】 one integrated mass; a unified entity; an integral whole.
Still movement (oxymoron)
四羊方尊/樽 Four-Ram Square Wine CupThe zun 尊zūn) or yi 彝 used until Northern Sòng is an ancient type of Chinese bronze wine vessel with a vase-like form, dating from the Shang Dynasty.
Only the son of heaven can boast nine dings.司 母戊大方鼎[sīmǔwù dàfāngdǐng]
【jiǎgǔwén】 pictographic script found on oraclebones, it was widely used in divination, which marked the origin of Chinese writing;
and ox scapulae with inscriptions scratched into them were discovered about 1900 in the area of Xiaotun, a village in Henan province.
Looks like “夫妻肺片”
A famous Sichuan dish translated as “husband and wife’s Lung Slices…”Oracle Bones--甲骨文【jiǎgǔwén】 pictographic script
The sacrifice of a high-ranking male\'s slaves, concubines or servants upon his death (called Xun Zang 殉葬 or more specifically Sheng Xun 生殉) was a more common form. The stated purpose was to provide companionship for the dead in afterlife. In earlier times the victims were either killed or buried alive, while later they were usually forced to commit suicide.Human Sacrifices in Shang
To legitimize their rule, Shang kings relied heavily on divination, ancestral worshipping, and other forms of “Spiritual imperialism” page 10 in the source book.
Commemorative inscription on bronze ritual vessels;
Record keeping by knotted ropes in ancient times;Functions of writing
【cáishén】 the God of Wealth. as Bi Gan, put to death by order of Zhou Xin, the last Shang emperor, who was enraged that a relative should criticize his dissolute life. Zhou Xin is said to have exclaimed that he now had a chance to verify the rumour that every sage has seven openings in his heart.Bi Gan as one of Caishen 财神
Sotheby\'s is a global company that engages in art auction, private sales and art-related financing activities. Founded in 1744.Zhang Hongnian张红年
靡靡之音【mǐmǐzhīyīn】 decadent music.a song of a fallen nationThe Siren, by John William Waterhouse (circa 1900).