The Coming of the Shang
Lecture no. 4 from the course: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Taught by Professor Craig G. Benjamin | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
While we still don’t know much about the Xia dynasty, we have indisputable evidence that the Shang dynasty was responsible for the development of Chinese writing, the creation of a complex social structure, and the construction of the first large cities in East Asia. In this lecture, you’ll visit the cities and tombs of the first significant Chinese dynasty.