This article is about the civilization in
Age of Empires. For the other appearances of the faction in the series, see Chinese.
This image depicts the maximum extent of the Shang dynasty in ancient China. Age of Empires Architectural Style East Asian Features Villagers 30% cheaper
Wall Hit Points doubled Continent Asia Personality Defensive Maps Land
is an ancient river valley civilization located in East Asia near the coast of China. They made up one of the earliest dynasties in Shang Dynasty Chinese history (1600 BC – 1046 BC) and are a playable civilization in . The Shang are strictly an economic civilization, but are also effective in defensive strategies and their cheap villagers make them a fast civilization. The civilization is historically based on the early Shang/Zhou dynasties in ancient China.
Age of Empires
, Age of Empires II , and Age of Empires III , they are simply known as the Age of Mythology Chinese instead of having their dynasties as their title in the game.
Civilization Bonuses Edit
Villagers cost 35 instead of 50 Food (40 in 1.0a patch).
All walls have double hit points.
AI Player Names Edit
Names shown in
italics are only used in the original game, names shown in bold are used in both the original game and its expansions.
Wang Hei - Unknown, possibly Hui Wang, King of Zhou 676-654 BC, although 'wang' means something like 'king'
T'ang - First King of the Shang-dynasty 1675-1646 BC
Wang Hei II - Did not exist in China
T'ang II - Did not exist in China
Wang Hei III - Did not exist in China
T'ang III - Did not exist in China
Wang Hei IV - Did not exist in China
Hsuan - Xuan. King of Zhou 841-781 BC. Later 4 emperors were named Xuan (Han, Chen, Northern Zhou and Liang-dynasty)
Zhou Xin - Probably King Xi of Zhou, reigned 681-677 BC
Jie - Last king of the Xia-dynasty 1728-1675 BC
Huang Di - Legendary Emperor 2699-2588 BC, also considered a deity. Also known as the Yellow Emperor
Shen Nong - Legendary Emperor 2737-2699 BC, also considered a deity
Fu Xi - Legendary Emperor 2852-2737 BC, also considered a deity
Yoa - May be misspelled 'Yao', a legendary Emperor 2333-2234 BC, also considered a deity
Understanding the Shang as Chinese, the Chinese are the only culture to appear in all four titles of the
, including their respective expansion packs.
Age of Empires series
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