Episode 7 Companion: Mapping the Shang

And overview of the maximum reach of the Shang Dynasty, as well as capitals (red and yellow), surrounding states/tribes (blue), other major cities (green) and the state of Zhou (purple)… Image

Emperor Tang “The Perfect” prays to end the drought:

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The first Shang capital, Bo:

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The final Shang capital, Yin:

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The Emperor Wu Ding, 21st Emperor of Shang:

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Lady Fu Hao:

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Tomb

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Stylistic Rendering

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And example Oracle Bone (turtle plastron):

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And finally, the promised Shang succession maps (note: this is incomplete, the final 2 emperors are left out of both maps for lack of space… they will be forthcoming…) first the succession asserted by Sima Qian in the Shiji:Image

And secondly the Oracle Bones’ line of succession, which we are using as fact:

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