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Titles and Designations in a Study of the Qin and Han Dynasties Part II

Titles and Designations in a Study of the Qin and Han Dynasties Part II

Author: Wang Zijin

Translated by Chen Yiping, Cheng Meng, and Sui Yingxia

Proofread by Peter Hutchings

ISBN: 978-1-84464-694-4

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-695-1

Hardback - 458 pages

January 2022


£80 €100 $130



This book is the first monograph on the systematic study of "appellation" in Qin and Han Dynasties. Taking "appellation" as the breakthrough point, it analyzes the different social identity and social relations. This book uses the "double evidence method", which combines archaeological data with historical documents, to discuss the generation, use and social significance of various "appellations" related to hierarchical order, professional identity, family structure, administrative control and social fashion in the Qin and Han Dynasties, so as to reveal the social, historical and cultural features at that time from a special perspective.

The author of this book is the president of the Qin and Han History Research Association, a famous scholar and also a prolific author in this field. The book has great innovative significance in topic selection, structure, analysis and academic views. It fills the academic gap in this field and has high academic value. After its publication in China, the Chinese version has made great social impact.

This book has the following characteristics: first, the topic has important academic value. Appellation is the symbol of people's social role. Through appellation, we can understand the status of social class, grade and class. Therefore, the study of appellation is an effective way to deeply understand the social status in history. This book is just from this point of view to carry out research, for the understanding of Qin and Han society has important significance. Second, on the basis of the author's years of research on unearthed bamboo slips and silk books, combined with the interpretation of Qin and Han documents, this book comprehensively shows the appellation of people in the Qin and Han Dynasties. From this aspect, it shows the social situation of the Qin and Han Dynasties, which has important innovative significance and is an important achievement in the history circle. Thirdly, the book is rich in materials and accurate in textual research, which provides the academic community with innovative achievements and is a model of knowledge innovation.



Chapter Four Appellations and Ethnic Relations

Chapter Five Appellations and Administrative Control

Chapter Six Appellations and Social Customs



Wang Zijin, president dean of Mingde College of Renmin University of China and a professor of national college. He is a member of the Chinese history group of the seventh disciplinary review group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, a consultant of the Chinese Association for the study of Qin and Han history, vice president of the Heluo Culture Research Association of China, vice president of the Chinese rock painting society, and an adjunct professor of the Department of history of Peking University. He was once a professor of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, a professor of the school of history of Beijing Normal University, and a doctoral supervisor. His main research direction: the history of Qin and Han Dynasties. His works include: Study of Regional Culture in Qin and Han Dynasties, Historical Manuscript of Traffic in Qin and Han Dynasties, Black Light of Power: Criticism of Chinese Feudal Political Superstition, etc.


Titles and Designations in a Study of the Qin and Han Dynasties Part I

Titles and Designations in a Study of the Qin and Han Dynasties Part II

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