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Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
The Fengjian system in Ancient China resembled the later feudal system in medieval Europe. There was a clear hierarchy and expectation of roles that meant everyone 'knew his place'. The feudal...Read More

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Carice Snow, Motivator
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Several states in the Zhou dynasty, which had lasted for many generations, were captured during the Warring States period. Eventually, amongst the self-styled kings of the independent states, one...Read More

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M. Parker, Internet Researcher
Answered: Jan 09, 2019
The warring states or Zhanguo or Chan-Kuo period came immediately before the Qin dynasty and was the reason or cause of that dynasty succeeding. There had been peaceful periods during the Zhou...Read More

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Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
The five hegemons lived in the spring and autumn periods of the Zhou dynasty. the hegemon bestowed royal powers in military ventures. Duke Huan of Qi, Duke Wen of Jin and King Zhuang of Chu were...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The mandate of heaven doctrine was used by the Zhou to legitimize their overthrow of the Shang dynasty. The Zhou created the mandate of heaven. The idea of the mandate of heaven was that there...Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Some of the important discoveries made during the Shang and Zhou dynasty include: Bronze work: the Shang dynasty industrialized bronze work, they made exquisite bronze vessels and weapons as it...Read More

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 10, 2019
The zhou dynasty co-existed with the Shang dynasty. It was the longest period in Chinese history, some eight centuries, that a rule existed. It is mainly thought now that the start of the dynasty...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Zhou was the first empire of the ancient China to implement a feudal system. The dynasty used the feudal system to keep China stable. The king starts out with all the land, and then he begins to...Read More

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Carice Snow, Motivator
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
What could be a better way of ensuring you were the right person to rule than to have Heaven decree it! This is basically what the Mandate of Heaven was, begun in the Shang dynasty but continued...Read More

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 10, 2019
The Qin dynasty is ancient, but others, previously thought to be mythical, existed before. The Shang dynasty 1500 BCE has been evidenced thanks to oracle bones uncovered in 1899. Before this...Read More

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G. Horace, Content Developer
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
There was a feudal system well established in Ancient China, long long before it was the norm in medieval Europe. the Lords had to be obeyed and served by their military, landowners or farmers...Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
Yes, Zhou dynasty is the longest lasting empire in the Chinese history. It lasted longer than any other dynasty in China.The dynasty ruled China from 1046 BC to approximately 256 BC. The dynasty...Read More

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive
Answered: Jan 10, 2019
No evidence has been found for the Xia dynasty to the best of my knowledge but because it has been in the oral history of the Chinese to the same extent as the Shang dynasty, and definite...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Jan 08, 2019
The spring and autumn period of the ancient China refers to the period between 771 to 476 BC. It corresponds to the first half of Eastern Zhou dynasty. This time period is named after a book...Read More

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Carice Snow, Motivator
Answered: Jan 17, 2019
Feudalism is a system of power. He in the mansion holds power, those near to him fight to maintain his power, next down those with land make it productive so that all can eat and the lowest level...Read More

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