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  1. Zhou, Zhou dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow, Chow dynastynoun

    the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

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  1. Zhou dynasty

    The Zhou dynasty (Chinese: 周; pinyin: Zhōu [ʈʂóʊ]; Old Chinese (B&S): *tiw) was a royal dynasty of China (1046 BC - 256 BC) that followed the Shang dynasty. Having lasted 789 years, the Zhou dynasty was the longest dynastic regime in Chinese history. The military control of China by the royal house, surnamed Ji, lasted initially from 1046 until 771 BC for a period known as the Western Zhou, and the political sphere of influence it created continued well into the Eastern Zhou period for another 500 years. The establishment date of 1046 BC is supported by the Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project and David Pankenier, but David Nivison and Edward L. Shaughnessy date the establishment to 1045 BC.During the Zhou dynasty, centralized power decreased throughout the Spring and Autumn period until the Warring States period in the last two centuries of the dynasty. In the latter period, the Zhou court had little control over its constituent states that were at war with each other until the Qin state consolidated power and formed the Qin dynasty in 221 BC. The Zhou dynasty had formally collapsed only 35 years earlier, although the dynasty had only nominal power at that point. This period of Chinese history produced what many consider the zenith of Chinese bronzeware making. The latter period of the Zhou dynasty is also famous for the beginnings of three major Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. The Zhou dynasty also spans the period in which the written script evolved from the oracle script and bronze script into the seal script, and then finally into an almost-modern form with the use of an archaic clerical script that emerged during the late Warring States period.

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  1. zhou dynasty

    The Zhou Dynasty was a Chinese dynasty that ruled from approximately 1046 to 256 BCE, following the Shang Dynasty and preceding the Qin Dynasty. Noted for introducing the Mandate of Heaven as the justification for the rule, the Zhou era is often divided into the Western Zhou (1046-771 BCE) and Eastern Zhou (770-256 BCE). The latter is further divided into the Spring and Autumn (770-476 BCE) and the Warring States (475-221 BCE) periods. The Zhou Dynasty was significant for its considerable influence on Chinese philosophy, including the emergence of Confucianism and Taoism.

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  1. Zhou Dynasty

    The Zhou Dynasty was a Chinese dynasty that followed the Shang Dynasty and preceded the Qin Dynasty. Although the Zhou Dynasty lasted longer than any other dynasty in Chinese history, the actual political and military control of China by the Ji family lasted only until 771 BC, a period known as the Western Zhou. During the Zhou Dynasty, the use of iron was introduced to China, though this period of Chinese history produced what many consider the zenith of Chinese bronze-ware making. The dynasty also spans the period in which the written script evolved into its modern form with the use of an archaic clerical script that emerged during the late Warring States period.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zhou dynasty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zhou dynasty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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