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Emperors of the Shang Dynasty

Order Name
Notes
Reign Time (years)
1
Tang Family name: Zi; Given name: Tang; He overthrew the tyrannical rule of Jie of the Xia Dynasty. The society was stable and the people lived happy lives during his reign.
30
2
Wai Bing Son of Tang
3
3
Zhong Ren Son of Tang and younger brother of Wai Bing
4
4
Tai Jia grandson of Tang
33
5
Wo Ding Son of Tai Jia
29
6
Tai Geng Son of Tai Jia and the younger brother of Wo Ding
25
7
Xiao Jia Son of Tai Geng
36
8
Yong Ji Brother of Xiao Jia; The dynasty began to decline under his rule.
12
9
Tai Wu Younger brother of Yong Ji
75
10
Zhong Ding Son of Tai Wu
11
11
Wai Ren Son of Tai Wu and younger brother of Zhong Ding
15
12
He Dan Jia Son of Tai Wu and younger brother of Wai Ren
9
13
Zu Yi Son of He Dan Jia; the Shang Dynasty came into prosperity again.
19
14
Zu Xin Son of Zu Yi
16
15
Wo Jia Son of Zu Yi and the younger brother of Zu Xin
20
16
Zu Ding Son of zu Xin
32
17
Nan Geng Son of Wo Jia
29
18
Yang Jia Son of Zu Ding; the country was in decline during his reign.
7
19
Pan Geng Son of Zu Ding and the younger brother of Yang Jia; He moved the capital to Yin, thus the dynasty is also called Yin Shang. The country was prosperous during his reign.
28
20
Xiao Xin Son of Zu Ding and the younger brother of Pan Geng. The country declined again in his reign.
21
21
Xiao Yi Son of Zu Ding and the younger brother of Xiao Xin
21
22
Wu Ding The best emperor after Pan Geng. He enlarged the domain of the country through a war. Social productivity developed to a high level, including aspects of textile, medicine, and astronomy. There were great achievements during his reign.
59
23
Zu Geng Son of Wu Ding
7
24
Zu Jia Son of Wu Ding and younger brother of Zu Geng
33
25
Lin Xin Son of Zu Jia
6
26
Geng Ding Son of Zu Jia and younger brother of Lin Xin
6
27
Wu Yi Son of Geng Ding
4
28
Tai Ding Son of Wu Yi
3
29
Di Yi Son of Tai Ding; the country was declined even worse.
37
30
Zhou Family name: Zi; Given name: Xin; He acted atrociously toward his people and doted on his imperial concubine, Daji. He was finally defeated by the tribe of Zhou.
33

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