The Bo Capital and Questions Concerning Xia and Early Shang

  title={The Bo Capital and Questions Concerning Xia and Early Shang},
  author={Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber},
  journal={Early China},
  pages={46 - 77}
  • L. Huber
  • Published 1988
  • History
  • Early China
The question whether the Xia and the Shang signify a relatively homogeneous culture or relatively distinct cultures is approached through efforts both to determine whether the late Erlitou culture dates to the final years of dynastic Xia or to the beginning of Shang and to identify, in turn, those early Bronze Age sites most likely to correspond to the first recorded Shang capitals. By contrasting traditional chronologies with the developmental sequences of artifacts, the author reaches the… 

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1040 as the Date of the Chou Conquest

Jinben: Fang

    The Traditions of Chinese Neolithic Pottery

    • BMFEA
    • 1981

    29/224. For the transfer of the Shang capitals prior to Pan Geng, compare also Zhao Tiehan

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    • 1965

    Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenvilie L

    • Uinthrop Collection (Cambridge,
    • 1975

    Deer fang ding: height, 62 cm; weight, 60.4 kg

    • Gao Quxun, Houjiazhuang

    For the définition of Styles I through V, see Max Loehr, "The Bronze Styles of the Anyang Period," Archives of the Chinese Art

    • Ritual Vessels of Bronze Age China (New York,
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    B.C. ("The Dates of Western Chou," HJAS 43.2 [December 1983]:562); but see also his revised chronology for Western Zhou ("1040 as the Date of the Chou Conquest," Early China 8 [19821983]:76-78)

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    Hou Mu Xin fang ding (#809): height, 80 cm