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Some aspects of royal and princely administrative interrelationship in Western Chou : a preliminary investigation based upon the evidence as recorded in inscribed bronzes of the period

Ching-Kong, Yeung


The present survey is an attempt to investigate two institutions in Western Chou, namely the Royal investiture ceremony and the practice of subinfeudation, based upon records in bronze inscriptions. Inscriptions on bronzes have the merit of being contemporaneous with the period and the events they record; therefore, investigations based upon such materials can be regarded as appropriate and reliable. According to the bronze inscriptions, the Royal investiture ceremony was conducted by...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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