The Zhou dynasty replaced the Shang dynasty in 1027 B.C. It was the longest ruling dynasty in Chinese history. The Zhou dynasty continued until 221 B.C.
The Zhou dynasty developed the multiplication tables. These were later brought to Europe by Marco Polo.
The great teacher, Confucius lived during the Zhou dynasty. After he died in 478 BC, there was the era of the Warring States until 221 BC. In 221 BC, the brutal dictatorship of the Chi'in state began.