What is Shang?

  • (noun): The imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC.
    Synonyms: Shang dynasty

Shang

The shang (Tibetan: gchang) is a flat ritual upturned handbell employed by Bönpo and Asian shamans. The sizes of the shang range from approximately 3 to 20 inches in diameter. It is traditionally held to have originated in Zhangzhung and is symbolically similar to the tantric dril-bhu. Shang are traditionally consecrated and made of sophisticated metallic alloy. The Bönpo or shaman may use this instrument as a tool to 'caste' or 'throw' thoughts. The shang may also be used to receive information from the æther.

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Shang Archaeology
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Late Chinese Empire - Ancient China - Shang Dynasty (c. 1700–1046 BC)
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Shang
... The shang (Tibetan gchang) is a flat ritual upturned handbell employed by Bönpo and Asian shamans ... The sizes of the shang range from approximately 3 to 20 inches in diameter ... Shang are traditionally consecrated and made of sophisticated metallic alloy ...
Shang Ting - Biography
... Shang Ting was from Shandong 山東 Province ... Shang and his entire family were on familiar terms with the poet and statesman Yuan Haowen 元好問 (1190–1257) ... His uncle was the sanqu 散曲 poet Shang Dao 商道 (1193?-1258?) ...