Chin. /joh/, n. Pinyin.

* * *

(as used in expressions)
Zhou Shuren

* * *

▪ ruler of Shang dynasty
Wade-Giles romanization  Chou , also called  Zi Zhou , or  Dixin 
born early 11th century? BC, China
died 1046 BC, China

      last sovereign (c. 1075–46 BC) of the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC), who, according to legend, lost his empire because of his extreme debauchery. To please his concubine, Daji, Zhou is said to have built a lake of wine around which naked men and women were forced to chase one another. His cruelty was such that the nearby forests were strung with human flesh. Moreover, he provoked the resentment of the people by levying taxes to build, over the course of seven years, the elaborate Deer Tower Palace. It was supposed to have been 600 feet (180 metres) high and a half mile (1 km) in circuit, with doors and chambers constructed of precious stones. When Wuwang, founder of the succeeding Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC), overthrew the Shang (or Yin, as the late part of the dynasty is also called), Zhou set fire to his palace and committed suicide by leaping into the flames.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Zhou Yu — Noms Sinogramme simplifié : 周瑜 Chinois traditionnel : 周瑜 Pinyin : Zhōu Yú EFEO : Tcheou Yu Romanisation du shanghaïe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zhou — bezeichnet in China eine westliche Dynastie mit der Hauptstadt Zongzhou/Hao (zirka 1122/1045–770 v. Chr.) und in östliche Dynastie mit der Hauptstadt Chengzhou bei Luoyang (770 256 v. Chr.): Zhou Dynastie Zhou ist der Familienname folgender… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zhōu — Zhou Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Zhou est la transcription en pinyin de plusieurs caractères chinois, qui sont transcrits Tcheou selon la méthode EFEO et Chou selon la méthode Wades… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zhou Mi — Persönliche Informationen Geburtsname Zhou Mi Geburtsdatum 18. Februar 1979 Geburtsort Nanning, Volksrepublik China Größe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zhou — can refer to:*Zhou Dynasty a Chinese Dynasty split into two eras, Western and Eastern (1027 221bce) *Northern Zhou a Chinese Dynasty (557 581) *Wu Zhao, the only Empress of China *Zhou (country subdivision), a political/administrative division of …   Wikipedia

  • Zhou —   [dʒɔʊ], Chou,    1) altchinesische Dynastie, die etwa 1050 v. Chr. das Shangreich vernichtete und nach traditioneller Auffassung den Idealstaat schuf (China, Geschichte). Ihre Herrschaftszeit wird unterteilt in die Westliche Zhou Zeit (bis 771… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Zhou Ji — (chino: 周济 , chino tradicional: 周濟, pin yin: Zhōu Jì) (* Shanghái, 1946 ) es un ingeniero y político chino. Ministro de Educación de la República Popular China del 2003 al 2009. Biografía Zhou Ji nació en Shanghái, el 26 de agosto de 1946.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zhou Mi — (Chino: 周 觅; chino: 觅 周, pinyin: Zhou Mi, Wuhan, n. 19 de abril de 1986) es un cantante y actor chino, miembro de la banda musical Super Junior M, una de las agrupaciones juveniles más populares en su país de origen. Sus contribuciones con el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zhou Yi — may refer to:*Zhou Yi (pipa performer), Shanghai born and New York based Chinese pipa virtuoso *Zhou Yi (softball player), female Chinese softball player who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics * Zhouyi ( I Ching ), one of the oldest of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Zhou Yu — Zhou Yu. Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zhou Li — est un personnage imaginaire lié à la série de bande dessinée Le Moine fou. C est un personnage dont on entend souvent parler dans les premiers albums (jusqu au tome 7) mais dont on n obtient aucune image précise ou description biographique. On… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”