Characteristics of Boundary and "Rites of Passage" in Ancient China: Based on Analysis of Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions


Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History Study and Research Fellowships (East and Southeast Asia)


Asian History


University of Chicago


This study focuses on the relationships of exchange among each region through analysis of Western Zhou bronze inscriptions. These inscriptions illuminate types of "state borders" and methods of passage during the Western Zhou period, which provide insight on the types of "state border" and methods of passing boundaries in early China. Collaboration with Professor Shaughnessy at the University of Chicago facilitates analysis and interpretation of these bronze inscriptions.