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What was the religion of ancient China?

By |2018-10-06T20:36:58+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Ancient China religion: Han dynasty animal sacrifice (ca. 200 BC-200 AD) China's ancestor worship In the Shang Dynasty (about 2000 BC), the earliest period we know much about, people in China worshipped a lot of different gods - weather gods and sky gods, and also a higher god who ruled over the other gods, [...]

What is the I Ching? Ancient Chinese religion

By |2018-04-18T09:54:15+00:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Nobody knows for sure who wrote the I Ching, or when. But most scholars think somebody wrote the I Ching around 800 BC, during the last years of the Western Zhou Dynasty in China. That makes the I Ching the oldest piece of writing in China other than the oracle bones. Like the earlier oracle [...]

Zhou Dynasty China – Ancient Chinese History

By |2018-09-19T08:24:46+00:00June 6th, 2017|China, History|

A Zhou Dynasty bronze tripod Chariots in Zhou Dynasty China The Zhou conquered the Shang Dynasty about 1100 BC (the traditional date is 1122 BC). The Zhou said that the reason they were able to conquer the Shang was that Heaven was on their side. According to Chinese stories, backed up in some [...]