Talk:Shang Xiang

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Does the word "youth" in this article mean males and females--or just males? Hestiabhn 19:11, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

I haven't found any record or clue about it. According to Chinese legends, there were both empresses and emperors in about 6,000 year ago. The eight most prominent kings of China(中原地区/Zhongyuan area) in the period between about 4200 years ago and 6500 years ago together are called 三皇五帝/san-huang-wu-di. 女媧/Nv-Wa, the earlier one of san-huang-wu-di, was an empress. 舜/Shun, the later one of san-huang-wu-di, was an emperor. During the time of Shun, the society had just evolved from matrilineal to be patrilineal(many old Chinese 姓/surname(family name) are associated with female/女, for example, 姬/Ji,姜/Jiang), and the position of females seems not to be bad. So noble youth may be both males and females, or only males. I prefer it means both males and females, by seeing the social and cultural status of the Shun period --Wikinu 07:02, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

The wrong Pinyin was corrected. --Wikinu 14:47, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


Some of this information covers times which are otherwise considered prehistoric. Please give sources for this mythology. Thank you. --Dawud —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:59, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

I have added some sourecs from classic books. -Huaside (talk) 16:47, 21 September 2008 (UTC)