Tang was jailed by Jie of Xia. Shang people paid a heavy ransom.
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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).
Artistic features: ransom.
【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.
Simuwu Rectangle Ding, also known as Simuwu Ancient Sacral Square Vessel or simply Simuwu Ding, was produced in the late Shang Dynasty, and the largest existing bronze ware in the world.
Only the son of heaven can boast nine dings.司 母戊大方鼎[sīmǔwù dàfāngdǐng]
Oracle Bones--甲骨文 Square Vessel or simply Simuwu Ding, was produced in the late Shang Dynasty, and the largest existing bronze ware in the world.
【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
In Square Vessel or simply Simuwu Ding, was produced in the late Shang Dynasty, and the largest existing bronze ware in the world. Race and Culture: A World View, Thomas Sowell states that “Nor have the conquerors always had a more advanced culture, ... eventually absorbed by the English and as various conquerors were absorbed by the Chinese...” Conduct a case study on one or more instances in which various conquerors were somehow tamed by the Chinese language when gunpowder, another unique Chinese invention, failed to save the nation from time to time.Conquerors were absorbed by the Chinese Language
Among its cruel practice was to bury slaves alive together with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in The Cambridge History of Ancient China, as many as 400 victims were found in a Shang tomb. Later emperors used terra-cotta figurines for soldiers, horses, and chariots, as witnessed in the tomb of the first emperor of Qin Dynasty.
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
Divination; with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in
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
有倒曳九牛之威，具抚梁易柱之力， with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in
Famous for his physical strength—dragging nine bulls backward; shifting pillars with caresses/ease
(like changing a light bulb)武王伐纣Zhou of Shang, name of the last ruler of the Shang Dynasty (c. 16th-11th century B.C.) reputedly a tyrant.
Daji with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in (妲己; Pinyin: Dájǐ) was a favorite concubine of King Zhou of Shang, the last king of the Shang Dynasty in ancient China. She is a classic example of how a beauty causes the downfall of an empire/dynasty in Chinese culture. She is portrayed as an evil fox spirit in the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.Daji, Zhou’s Concubine
Another account identifies with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in 财神
【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
Star Gathering Palace/Tower with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in
jiǔ chí ròu lín 酒 池 肉 林Wine Pool; Meat Forest
The pool capacity: 3000 people
Daji invented a powder from various petals’ nectarZhou & Daji
Hongnian Zhang with a king or queen upon his or her death. As recorded and photographed in is an internationally known Chinese American artist who works in the Western academic tradition. His paintings are in private, corporate and museum collections in America, Europe and Asia. His work was included in Sotheby's first American auction of Chinese contemporary art, held in New York City in March 2006.
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
Another time, Zhou asked his court master musician to compose a piece of decadent music. Story goes that upon hearing his own composition, the master musician Yan got himself drowned in the River of Pu. In the Spring and Autumn Period, master musician Juan of Wei took a stroll at midnight of the river bank and heard the music, something like sirens in Homer’s Odyssey or Lorelei/Loreley in German. He reconstructed the piece and later it was named as a song of a fallen nation.
靡靡之音【mǐmǐzhīyīn】 decadent music.a song of a fallen nationThe Siren, by John William Waterhouse (circa 1900).