Proto-Zhou Sites
Early Chinese Polities (ca. 9 c. BCE)
Early Chinese Polities' Surnames (ca. 9 c. BCE)



Chronologies of Western Zhou reigns in comparison
Theories about the "Lunar appearances" (yue xiang 月象)

Genealogy of the Zhou royal house


Chinese terms for the horse gear and chariot's elements

Links: Bronze inscriptions rubbings & transcriptions: CHANT, Academia Sinica;
Selected Bronze inscriptions' translations:
Robert Eno's course readings
Basic Readings:  
  • Herrlee G. Creel, The Origins of Statecraft in China: Volume 1: The Western Chou Empire
  • Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy (eds):
    The Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Lothar von Falkenhausen: Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius;
  • Jessica Rawson: Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes;
  • Edward Shaughnessy: Sources of Western Zhou History;
  • Li Feng: Landscape and Power in Early China;
  • Li Feng: Bureaucracy and the State in Early China