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or Chou or Chow  (jō)
A Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 1122-221 bc) characterized by great intellectual achievements, including the rise of Confucianism and Taoism and the writing of the oldest known Chinese literature.

[Mandarin Zhōu, from Middle Chinese tʂiw.]
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(Historical Terms) the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Chou
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or Zhou


a dynasty in China, 1122?–256? b.c., marked by the emergence of Confucianism and Taoism.
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Noun1.Zhou - the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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'Chimi Farm Hanoi is a branch of Chimi Farm Moc Chau, which was established to promote Chimi Farm's strawberries, making the fruit more accessible to consumers in Hanoi and neighbouring provinces,' Phuong said.
But it was his first gig at Kresser/Craig in Los Angeles that truly set the foundation for Chau's thinking.
On behalf of our associate team at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, we thank Master Chau for his guidance in paving the way toward a more prosperous year ahead,' said Reichenbach.
When American John Allen Chau was killed by an endangered tribe in India last week, it brought a renewed focus on some of the world's most isolated people.
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Patna [Bihar], Dec 18 ( ANI ): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met Vietnam's Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, and discussed various issues related to bilateral relations between the two countries.
Mindful of the negative outcomes from forced contact, the Indian government has yet to decide their next step in the aftermath of Chau's death.
An anthropologist involved in the case said authorities had concluded that for now it was impossible to retrieve the remains of Chau without provoking further conflict with the Sentinelese, the small tribe who populate North Sentinel Island.
According to reports, the night before Chau returned for the last time to the Island, he was scared that his death might be imminent.
The fishermen told police that they saw Chau's body being dragged across a beach and buried in the sand.
Seven fishermen have been arrested for illegally ferrying Mr Chau to the island.