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  (1122-221 B.C., 902 years )  

 

 

 



Vessels for wine drinking

(Zhou people seem to enjoy making wine vessels after the shape of animals.)

  ABOUT THE DYNASTY

Developed iron tools, society, money and written laws.  Together with the preceding Shang Dynasty, referred to as the Bronze Age of China.

Confucius lived approximately 551-479 BC.  About 300 years after his death, Confucius' teachings were made the dominant creed of the Han dynasty, and have since influenced the thought and behavior of the people in China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia.  Among his teachings: "Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire."

(Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad: Buddha, originally Siddhartha Gautama, founder of Buddhism, lived in India at about the time of Confucius.  Jesus, founder of Christianity, was born in Bethlehem in Judea about 500 years after the time of Confucius and Buddha.  Muhammad, founder of Islam, lived about 600 years after the time of Jesus.)


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Confucius lived approximately 551-479 BC, J. A. G. Roberts
 

- Buddha, originally Siddhartha Gautama, founder of Buddhism, lived in India
  at about the time of Confucius, P. B. Ebrey

- MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Bronze Age of China)