As promised, here are a few items I found concerning this week’s podcast episode that might help you better understand the wheres and whats of our proceedings.
First, here is China as its provinces are divided today, with the two confusing provinces Shanxi and Shaanxi marked:
A map of the nine provinces declared by Yu the Great:
Emperor Yu in the flesh… er… silk:
Comparing the Xia Dynasty to the Erlitou Civilization:
The Nine Copper Cauldrons of Yu, Jiu Ding (note, the originals were lost at the end of the Warring States Period. These are examples of replacements constructed in the Zhou Dynasty):