Zhou Dynasty about 800 years The Zhou dynasty 1045 BC–256 BC Western Zhou 1046-771 B.C. Eastern Zhou Spring & Autumn 770-403 B.C Eastern Zhou Warring States

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  • Zhou Dynasty about 800 years The Zhou dynasty 1045 BC256 BC Western Zhou 1046-771 B.C. Eastern Zhou Spring & Autumn 770-403 B.C Eastern Zhou Warring States 403-256 B.C.
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  • King Wu of Zhou Attacked/Punished King Zhou of Shang King W of Zhu (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhu w wng) or King Wu of Chou was the first sovereign, or ruler of the Chinese Zhu Dynasty. The dates of his reign are 1046- 1043 BCE or 1049/45-1043 (Cambridge History of Ancient China). tof send a punitive expedition against (associated with justice, kuzhbf condemn both in speech and in writing.)
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  • Battle of Muye Victor Huang Weide as King Wu The Battle of Muye (or Mu) ( ) was fought in China perhaps 1046 BC. The battle led to the end of the Shang dynasty, and the beginning of the Zhou dynasty.
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  • Portrait of the Duke of Zhou Idol for Confucius the brother of King Wu of Zhou, the first king of the ancient Chinese Zhou Dynasty he annotated the 64 hexagrams and completed the classic of I Ching (The Book of Changes or the Classic of Changes), established the Rites of Zhou, and created the Yayue of Chinese classical music.
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  • Elegant/Refined Music Court Music The basic conventions of yayue were established in the Western Zhou. Together with law and rites, it formed the formal representation of aristocratic political power. Its entertaining function is secondary. [ y standard; proper; correct] According to tradition, yayue was created by the Duke of Zhou under commission from King Wu of Zhou, shortly after the latter's conquest of Shang. Incorporated within yayue were elements of shamanistic or religious traditions, as well as early Chinese folk music.
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  • Metal Bound Box Patricia Ebreys Sourcebook 6-7 http://ctext.org/shang-shu/metal-bound-coffer https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/conversation/weigao/6 36193 https://catalyst.uw.edu/gopost/conversation/weigao/6 36193 Partial knowledge leads to misunderstanding/prejudice gh estrangement; misunderstanding; barrier. Gestalt 192025; < German: figure, form, structure, unified whole
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  • Mandate of Heaven tinmng God's will; the mandate of heaven; destiny; fate. In order to counter the Shang's claims to divine right of rule due to their descent from the god Ti, the Duke of Zhou formulated the doctrine of the Mandate of Heaven. According to this doctrine, the Shang had grossly offended Heaven: thus Heaven had commanded the reluctant Zhou to replace them and restore order. He is also credited with the creation of the fengjian (feudalistic) enfeoffment system, a political ideology that used ranking methods and regional governors to keep control of the expanding Zhou Dynasty. Consult Ebreys East Asia 17;
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  • Divine right of kings jnqunshnshu monarchical power granted by heaven; divine power The divine right of kings, or divine-right theory of kingship, is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving his right to rule directly from the will of God.political religiouspolitical legitimacymonarchGod
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  • the system of enfeoffment fnfngzh the system of enfeoffment (of the Western Zhou Dynasty, c.11th. century-771 B.C., investing the nobility with hereditary titles, territories and slaves).
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  • Enfeoffment in the Zhou Dynasty jngtinzh the 'nine squares' system with one large square divided into 9 small ones (like the Chinese character ), the 8 outer ones being allocated to serfs who had to cultivate the central one for the serf owner.
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  • Principles on Enfeoffment 1. who shared the same family name ( dx direct line of descent; one's own clique; shch of or by the concubine (as distinguished from the legal wife); 2. founding generals; 3. descendants of the ancient kings The system of enfeoffment was one of the major measures adopted by the Western Zhou dynasty to consolidate its power.
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  • King You of Zhou r. 781 to 771 BCE. fnghu beacon tower on the Great Wall for the military purpose; beacontower The Wolf is coming baosi, his concubine