Chou

/joh/, n.
a dynasty in China, 1122?-256 B.C., marked by the division of China into separate feudal states and the emergence of important philosophical schools, esp. Confucianism and Taoism.
Also, Chow, Zhou.

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(as used in expressions)
Fu chou
Kuang chou
Kuei chou
Hang chou
Lu chou
Lan chou
Cheng chou
Chou kung
Chou k'ou tien
Lei chou Peninsula
Chou dynasty
Chou En lai

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▪ emperor of later Shang dynasty
Pinyin  Zhou,  also called  Ti-hsin, or Ti-hsin-shou 
born c. 1154 BC, , China

died 1111, China
      last sovereign of the Shang, or Yin, dynasty (18th–12th century BC), who, according to legend, lost his empire because of his extreme debauchery. To please his concubine, Ta-chi, Chou is said to have built a lake of wine around which naked men and women were forced to chase one another. His cruelty was such that the nearby forests were strung with human flesh. Moreover, he provoked the resentment of the people by levying taxes to build, over the course of seven years, the elaborate Deer Tower Palace. It was supposed to have been 600 feet high and a half mile in circuit, with doors and chambers constructed of precious stones. When Wu Wang, founder of the succeeding Chou dynasty (1111–255 BC), overthrew the Shang, Chou set fire to his palace and committed suicide by leaping into the flames.

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