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Sources of Western Zhou History : Inscribed Bronze Vessels.

Author: Edward L Shaughnessy
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The thousands of ritual bronze vessels discovered by China's archaeologists serve as the major documentary source for the Western Zhou dynasty (1045-771 B.C.). These vessels contain long inscriptions full of detail on subjects as diverse as the military history of the period, the bureaucratic structure of the royal court, and lawsuits among the gentry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9780520910225 0520910222
OCLC Number: 630527890
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Proposed Chronology of the Western Zhou Dynasty; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRONZE INSCRIPTION STUDIES; CHAPTER 2 THE CASTING OF AN INSCRIBED BRONZE VESSEL, WITH REMARKS ON THE QUESTION OF AUTHENTICITY; CHAPTER 3 HOW TO READ A WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE INSCRIPTION; CHAPTER 4 THE PERIODIZATION OF INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS; CHAPTER 5 FURTHER HISTORIOGRAPHICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS; APPENDIX 1 Textual Notes to the Translation of the Inscription on the "Shi Qiang Pan." APPENDIX 2 The "Ling Yi" and the Question of the Kang GongAPPENDIX 3 The Absolute Chronology of the Western Zhou Dynasty; BIBLIOGRAPHY A: Major Catalogs of Inscribed Western Zhou Bronze Vessels; BIBLIOGRAPHY B: Works Cited; Finding List of Inscribed Bronze Vessels Cited; Index.

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The thousands of ritual bronze vessels discovered by China's archaeologists serve as the major documentary source for the Western Zhou dynasty (1045-771 B.C.). These vessels contain long inscriptions full of detail on subjects as diverse as the military history of the period, the bureaucratic structure of the royal court, and lawsuits among the gentry.

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