"Ta Chin" (Great Golden): the Origin and Changing Interpretations of the Jurchen State Name

@article{Chan1991TaC,
  title={"Ta Chin" (Great Golden): the Origin and Changing Interpretations of the Jurchen State Name},
  author={Hok-lam Chan},
  journal={T'oung Pao},
  year={1991},
  volume={77},
  pages={253-299}
}
  • H. Chan
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • T'oung Pao
The proclamation of the name or title of a ruling regime, a state or an empire has been regarded as a serious and sacrosanct event in the political history of human civilization. Such an action established a powerful symbol of identity and thereby the legitimacy of the organized state, and the choice was often rooted in the sociopolitical and religious-cultural heritage of the ruling class, if not also of the predominant social group of that polity. In China's millennial history, which saw the… 
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