The Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BC) located east of China. The Zhou dynasty currently holds the record of lasting the longest (280 years) out of any other dynasties so far and ruled all of china before the period of warring states. They where overthrown by a rebellion orchestrated by one of the princes. This lead china in to a period known as the Spring and Autumn Warring States Period. It is said that the main army of that prince was a tribe of mountain people known as the Quanrong.


  • Haojing
  • Luoyi


Around 1046 BC, King Wen's son King Wu and his ally Jiang Ziya led an army of 45,000 men and 300 chariots across the Yellow River and defeated King Zhou of Shang at the Battle of Muye, marking the beginning of the Zhou dynasty.