This Confucian precept reigned in everyday life before it was written as a law, as the following Chou dynasty
poem shows: "A moon rising is splendor is the beauty of my lovely one; Ah
The following year, when Jupiter's position was propitious, Wu's time had come and his armies conquered the Shang to start the Chou dynasty
During the Chou Dynasty
(1122-256 BC), the term sha became an official name to denote a geopolitical settlement of 50 households.
In this attractive book Professor Twitchett reconstructs in minute detail how the chief official history of the T'ang dynasty, known as the T'ang shu or Chiu T'ang shu, was initiated as early as 692, two years after empress Wu Tse-t'ien had declared the Chou dynasty
(690-705) to replace the T'ang dynasty of her husband and sons.
Graham's story begins in 770 BC with the collapse of the Bronze Age Chou dynasty
and ends in 221 BC with the reunification of China under the First Emperor, Shih-Huang-Ti.
The first anthology of Chinese poetry, the Book of Odes ( Shih ching, 8th to 6th centuries bc ), appeared during the Chou dynasty
(1027 bc - 256 bc ).
Originally one of several rival teachings during the Chou dynasty
(1027 - 256 bc ), it found little favor at first but, by the 2nd century bc, had become the official creed of China.