Shang dynasty is the name of an ancient Chinese river valley civilization located near the coast of China. The Shang made up one of the earliest dynasties in Chinese history (1600 BC – 1046 BC) and are one of the three playable East Asian civilizations in Age of Empires. The civilization is historically based on the early Shang/Zhou dynasties of ancient China.
Although a strictly economic civilization, they are also effective in defensive strategies and their cheap Villagers make them a fast civilization. They excel in booming and can conduct it faster than other civilizations, and they can combine it with turtling to conduct an efficient and undisturbed boom.