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Shang (Yin)

商 (殷)
c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC
This map depicts various advanced, stratified societies that existed during the period of the Shang state.
This map depicts various advanced, stratified societies that existed during the period of the Shang state.
Capital
Common languagesOld Chinese
GovernmentMonarchy
King 
Historical eraBronze Age
• Established
c. 1600 BC
• Zhou conquest
c. 1046 BC
Area
1122 BC est.[1]1,250,000 km2 (480,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Xia Dynasty
Zhou dynasty
Today part ofChina
Shang
Shang (Chinese characters).svg
"Shang" in oracle bone script (top left), bronze script (top right), seal script (bottom left), and modern regular (bottom right) Chinese characters
Chinese
Hanyu PinyinShāng