On Implementation of Regulations for Posthumous Title during the Spring and Autumn Period——Focus on the Kings of Zhou,Lu,Qi and Other Six States
Meng Fangang;History Culture School of Qufu Normal University;
Regulations for posthumous title was an important system of rites and music,and had been institutionalized during the Spring and Autumn period.The posthumous title of the kings of Zhou and states had praiseful,debased and neutral types,and always one word.Although posthumous titles were formulated mainly on the basis of life deeds,there were much inconsistent sides. For example,the posthumous titles were glorified; coincidence level were not equal( the state of Lu,Jin were higher,and the state of Chu,Qi,Zheng were lower) and so on.The reasons were that not only rules were not strict and each state had different standards,but also personal emotion and prejudices,such as successors' concealing wickedness and exaggerating virtue,or debasing on purpose.
【CateGory Index】： K225