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The Ceremonious Funeral of The Loyal and Righteous Persons in Song Dynasty——The Loyalism Biography of Song History as a Research Object
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Pages: 30-39
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Journal of History and Chorography

Keyword:  Loyal and RighteousCeremonious FuneralThe Loyalism Biography of Song History;
Abstract: "Loyalty" is one of the important moral concepts in traditional society, and Song Dynasty is the key stage of its evolution.The state’s praise and pension for loyal martyrs can promote the dissemination, infiltration and transformation of loyalty concept into action. The Loyalism Biography of Song History is the most centralized historical material of loyal ministers and martyrs in Song Dynasty. According to the statistical analysis of the biography,the standards of praise for loyal people in Song Dynasty were generally based on the principle of official-based hierarchy,and at the same time, they were adapted according to the influence of loyal deeds and the needs of realistic political situation.Such as giving honorary titles, posthumous titles, awarding an official title to his wife or mother, offspring,silver silk fields, temples and other measures to commend loyalty and righteousness are diverse, integrating material and spiritual rewards.The attention paid by the Song Dynasty to the praise of loyal martyrs not only reflected the perfection of the state management system, but also played a positive political role in Song Dynasty which had been suffering from foreign and domestic troubles for a long time.
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