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The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty The Shang dynasty (), also historically known as the Yin dynasty (), was a Chinese dynasty that ruled in the middle and lower Yellow River valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty. ... (c. 1600–1046 BC), during the king Wu Ding Wu Ding (), personal name Zǐ Zhāo, was a king of the Shang dynasty The Shang dynasty (), also historically known as the Yin dynasty (), was a Chinese dynasty that ruled in the middle and lower Yellow River valley in the second millennium ...'s reign, who was mentioned as the twenty-first Shang king by the same. Ancient historical texts such as the ''Book of Documents The ''Book of Documents'' (''Shūjīng'', earlier ''Shu King'') or ''Classic of History'', also known as the ''Shangshu'' ("Esteemed Documents"), is one of the Five Classics of ancient Chine ...
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China Dynasties
China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's List of countries and dependencies by population, most populous country, with a Population of China, population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and Borders of China, borders 14 different countries, the List of countries and territories by land borders, second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area of approximately , it is the world's List of countries and dependencies by area, third or fourth largest country. The country consists of 23 provinces of China, provinces, four direct-administered municipalities of China, municipalities, five autonomous regions of China, autonomous regions, and two special administrative regions of China, Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau). The national capital is Beijing, the largest city and financial center is Shanghai, and Shenzhen serves as the hub for technology an ...
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