- a Chinese dynasty whose dates are usually given as 1766–1122 b.c. and sometimes as 1523–1027 b.c.
Also called Yin.
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Examples from the Web for shang
It also sold a $3.3 million Shang Dynasty bronze wine vessel to an online bidder in 2010.Amazon to Start Selling Fine Art On Line
July 2, 2013
But again, it is at the expense of her love interest, Shang, a proud son of a colonel, who once again has to be rescued.Desperately Seeking Prince Charming
September 23, 2009
All that is established is the fact that the Hsia was a state before the Shang.Government in Republican China
Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
No splittin' with anybody for Shang—it's against his business principles.Old Judge Priest
Irvin S. Cobb
Tz Kung asked which was the man of greater worth, Shih or Shang.The Sayings of Confucius
She then departed, and on the day named Shang actually died.
Yet, Shang culture cannot well be called a "megalithic" culture.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
- the dynasty ruling in China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries bc
- of or relating to the pottery produced during the Shang dynasty
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