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7 06, 2017

What was the religion of ancient China?

By |2019-09-13T06:59:39-07:00June 7th, 2017|China|10 Comments

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, [...]

7 06, 2017

What is the I Ching? Ancient Chinese religion

By |2019-09-06T06:03:24-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|0 Comments

Zhou Dynasty swimmers (Sichuan bronze vessel, ca. 750 BC) from around the time of the I Ching How old is the I Ching? Nobody knows for sure who wrote the I Ching, or when. But most scholars think somebody wrote this book around 800 BC, during the last years of the Western Zhou [...]

6 06, 2017

Zhou Dynasty China – Ancient Chinese History

By |2019-09-10T06:44:12-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|26 Comments

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 [...]