Zhougong, a Loyal Aide-Ending
In order to relieve his brothers of their worries, Zhougong confided: 'I offered to help govern the country because I do not want to see regional rulers turn against us. Now that Wenwang has died before Chengwang(Princess Song's official name after ascending the throne) has grown up, I have no choice but to shoulder the responsibility of strengthening the rule of the Zhou Dynasty."
After the family feud was resolved, Zhougong led the army to the east of the country and ended the turmoil there in less than three years. He also built an imperial city called Chengzhou, west of Luoyi, which served as an important city where the king could summon regional rulers in the east to meetings and as a fort to defend the capital city. The capital, with Fengjing and Haojing at the center, was then known as Zongzhou. The two city complexes were joined together, stretching some 500 kilometers. When Chengwang came of age, Zhougong returned state power to him and became his minister.
Zhougong assisted Wuwang in conquering the Shang Dynasty, and Chengwang in governing the country. He also suppressed rebellions in the east, and built Luoyi into a prosperous imperial city. For these remarkable achievements, he goes down in Chinese history as one of the most loyal ministers.