Chinese Dynasties 2: 商 Shāng

Chinese Dynasties 2: 商 Shāng

While the 夏 Xià Dynasty roughly corresponds with Abraham and the patriarchs of Isarel, the 商 Shāng Dynasty roughly corresponds with Moses, running up to the time of David. According to Laszlo Montgomery of The China History Podcast, this dynasty was known for 4...
Chinese Dynasties 1: 夏 Xià

Chinese Dynasties 1: 夏 Xià

Historians can get pretty snippy over numbers. 2070 or 1989 B.C.? 1600 or 1558 B.C.? Maybe if someone paid me to be picky about such things, I’d consider getting snippy too. But since I’m pretty sure there isn’t a check in the mail, the phrase...
Chinese History at Your Fingertips

Chinese History at Your Fingertips

Chinese history can be pretty baffling for a Westerner. Probably the biggest problem is that, even when you do learn about a specific event, you don’t have a larger picture in your head for you to plug that event into. Until now. This all changed for me in 2013...