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The Сonception of the Сapital Сenter: the Origins of the Formation of the Capital in the Western Zhou Era (1027-771 BC)

ФИО студента: Mariia Efimenko

Руководитель: Dmitry Khudyakov

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Программа: Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia (Master)

Год защиты: 2020

In this work, the archaeological material of two synchronous political centers of the Western Zhou era (1027-771 BC) is considered. The author came to the conclusion that these centers cannot be called cities in the full sense, they lack regular building, there are no city walls and a trade center. In addition, the author found that the composition of the population of the two proto-cities is different: in Qizhou the population is represented only by Shang and Zhou sub-ethnic groups, while in Feng Hao the population is more ethnically diverse. The study suggested that Qizhou was the sacred center of the state, while the residence of the ruler was located in Feng Hao, which can be called the sacred-political center, since at that time the functions of the ruler were not yet divided.

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