The royal linage was the base on which the Shang dynasty was built and in which the king’s title was passed from brother to brother before it finally descends to the preceding generation. On the contrary before moving at an increasing rate towards the end of the Dynasty the kingship was passed from the father to the son (The Chinese Tradition in the Antiquity, p 4). The elites of Shang dynasty used products made in the sophisticated bronze casting industry that were almost of industrial proportions that have the glistening ritual bronze vessels as there most important product. These bronze vessels were used by the living humans for making sacrifices for their ancestors that were later placed in the burials with ancestors. It was done with a belief that they can be used by the dead for performing the cultic practices in the next world and still are the participants of the “great chain of the ancestral being” (The Chinese Tradition in the Antiquity, p 4). The offerings of cults were done through shedding of blood of both the victims of animals and the humans kept as captives to the ancestors. When a Shang king died from all the levels of society number of retainers was buried with him as those accompanied him in death. It simply indicates the fate of the livings at some degree that was tied to the rulers and this even indicated the degree to which the life’s status was continued from the present life to the next life (Walsh, 2007). The hierarchical dependencies ties were sanctioned by religious beliefs and the political linkages reinforced them. At the time of evolving state these worked as the great resources due to which no separation was possible between the kin and the religion with secular and political activities.