Entombed epigraphy and commemorative culture in early medieval China a history of early muzhiming /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Davis, Timothy M. (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Series:Studies in the history of Chinese texts, volume 6
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: What are muzhiming?; Simple records of interment; Entombed stele inscriptions; Early standard muzhiming : the case of Liu Dai; Essential characteristics and distinctive features of muzhiming; The structure of this book
  • The social functions of early medieval muzhiming
  • The religious functions of entombed epigraphy
  • Mortuary epigraphy moves underground
  • Entombed epigraphy in an era of political instability
  • Historiographical biography and commemorative biography
  • The rise of muzhiming as a literary genre
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Entombed epitaphs from the western Jin and eastern Jin dynasties
  • Appendix B: Northern Wei entombed epitaphs prior to 494 CE.