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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