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Encyclopedia > Zhou zhuang wang

King Zhuang of Zhou (d.682 BC) (ch. 周莊王 zhōu zhuāng wng) or King Chuang of Chou was the fifthteenth sovereign of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and the third of Eastern Zhou Dynasty.


Personal information

family name Ji (姬 jī) in Chinese
given name Tuo (佗 to) in Chinese
era name none
father King Huan of Zhou
mother unknown
wife unknown
children King Xi of Zhou
duration of reign 696 BC-682 BC
tomb unknown
temple name unknown
courtesy name unknown
posthumous name Zhuang 莊 (pinyin zhuāng), literary meaning: "solemn"
Preceded by:
King Huan of Zhou
Zhou Dynasty Succeeded by:
King Xi of Zhou

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Zhou Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1050 words)
In the Chinese historical tradition, the rulers of the Zhou displaced the Shang and legitimized their rule by invoking the Mandate of Heaven, the notion that the ruler (the "Son of Heaven") governed by divine right (granted by the Supreme God of Heaven) but that his dethronement would prove that he had lost the mandate.
In the West, the Zhou period is often described as feudal because the Zhou's early rule invites comparison with medieval rule in Europe.
The Warring States Period extends slightly past the 256 BC end date of the Eastern Zhou; this discrepancy is due to the fact that the last Zhou king's reign ended in 256, 35 years before the beginning of the Qin dynasty which ended the Warring States period.
Summary and Evaluation of China, Korea & Japan to 1875 by Sanderson Beck (16017 words)
The Zhou Dynasty claimed the mandate of heaven in the 11th century BC as they criticized the drunkenness and oppressive policies of the last Shang king.
The poet Wang Anshi became prime minister and reformed lending, taxes, and government employment, establishing public education and social welfare; but conservatives in the north managed to reverse his reforms by 1085.
Zhou Dunyi wrote that integrity is the basis of the ethical mean.
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