More than 20,000 were discovered in the initial scientific excavations during the 1920s and 1930s, and over four times as many have been found since.
His history describes some events in detail, while in other cases only the name of a king is given.
A closely related, but slightly different, account is given by the Bamboo Annals.
The Annals were interred in 296 BC, but the text has a complex history and the authenticity of the surviving versions is controversial.
The name Yīn (殷) is used by Sima Qian for the dynasty, and in the "current text" version of the Bamboo Annals for both the dynasty and its final capital.
It has been a popular name for the Shang throughout history.
Since the Records of Emperors and Kings by Huangfu Mi (3rd century AD), it has often been used specifically to describe the later half of the Shang dynasty.In Japan and Korea, the Shang are still referred to almost exclusively as the Yin (In) dynasty.However it seems to have been a Zhou name for the earlier dynasty.Fui-On Shing was born on February 1, 1955 in Hong Kong. Has repeatedly appeared in supporting roles (often as villains) in Yun-Fat Chow films including Ying hung boon sik II (1987) (A Better Tomorrow II), Lo foo chut gang (1988) (Tiger On Beat), Gong zi duo qing (1988), (The Greatest Lover) and _Dip hyut shueng hung (1989)_ (The Killer).), according to traditional historiography, ruled in the Yellow River valley in the second millennium BC, succeeding the Xia dynasty and followed by the Zhou dynasty.The classic account of the Shang comes from texts such as the Book of Documents, Bamboo Annals and Records of the Grand Historian.