The Zhou Dynasty
Dates of existence: 1027-221 B.C. (“Zhou Dynasty”)
Important Contributions: The Zhou Dynasty introduced a very important religion, Confucianism. However, unlike most religions today, it doesn’t have a God or a standpoint on life and death (“The Zhou Dynasty”). Although, it did come up with the Golden Rule, “What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others,” (“The Zhou Dynasty”). Another important contribution to history and culture from the Zhou Dynasty was field grid patterns, which advocated an effective use of the land (“The Zhou Dynasty”). Lastly, they also expanded agriculture by advancing animal-drawn plows. They assembled them with iron, which in exchange made plowing more beneficial (“The Zhou Dynasty”).