On the War Culture of Rewarding, Management and Sacrificing in the Ancient China Zhou Dynasty Based on the War Inscriptions



The Zhou dynasty had the complete regulation system of the armies. Based on the words used in the bronze ware’s inscriptions, we can see army official appointing, army administration, army’s working style culturing and not-obey-order army punishing. The primitive humanism has developed to some degree in bronze ware’s inscriptions. It manifests that the individual living condition is focused. The ideology of cautious fighting is issued. The management, fighting rewarding, fighting sacrificing and human beings’ lives protection has been stressed. It is a great improvement based on the humanism prospect in the ancient society.


War culture; Zhou dynasty; Rewarding; Management; Sacrificing; Bronze inscriptions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7434


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