Study on the terms of the female spouse in the Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 a. C. – 1046 a. C.)

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18002/sin.v11i2.6909

Keywords:

spouse, kinship, jiaguwen, Shang, oracle bones.

Abstract

Kinship is one of the most basic principles of society, based on marriage and blood, and as we all know, the kinship system in Chinese is the most complicated of the known languages, but the Shang Dynasty system (ca 1600 BC - 1046 BC) was very different from those of later generations and today. The Inscriptions on Shell and Bones is an important first-hand corpus to get closer to the Shang dynasty. Among the plates recovered, on the terms related to the meaning of “spouse”, find:

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Xu Jinjing

Facultad de Filología Moderna/Asia Oriental
Universidad de Salamanca
Salamanca (España) 37008

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Published

2021-02-22

How to Cite

Jinjing, X. (2021). Study on the terms of the female spouse in the Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 a. C. – 1046 a. C.). Sinología hispánica. China Studies Review, 11(2), 79–100. https://doi.org/10.18002/sin.v11i2.6909