Sunday, October 5, 2008


Zhuanxu , also known as Gaoyang is a legendary monarch of ancient China.

A grandson of the Yellow Emperor, Zhuanxu led the Shi clan in an eastward migration to present-day Shandong, where intermarriages with the Dongyi clan enlarged and augmented their tribal influences. At age twenty, he became their sovereign, going on to rule for seventy-eight years until his death.

He made contributions to a unified calendar, astrology, religion reforms to oppose shamanism, upheld the patriarchal system, and forbade close-kin marriage. Zhuanxu is held by many to be one of the .

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