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This front matter section of this book titled Early Chinese Religion contains the table of contents, the acknowledgements, the chronology of dynasties and periods, and a list of illustrations, maps and tables. The transfer of the Zhou capital toward the east around 770 BC represents the start of a long process of decomposition of the system of lineage privileges and alliances which characterized the regime of political and territorial domination created by the first Zhou kings.

Keywords: early Chinese religion; Zhou kings



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