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The Record Of The Lands Of Wu

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This chapter of the Yuejue shu, focuses mainly on the capital city of Wu, with detail being given about city gates, road and canal layouts. The majority of the information given in the "Record of the Lands of Wu" concentrates on two particular historical eras: the time of the conflict between the kingdoms of Wu and Yue, and the era when Lord Chunshen of Chu was enfeoffed with the ruins of the old Wu capital. The chapter discusses the architecture of the capital city, referring to the building of walls and gates, canals and palaces. It provides a description of important mortuary sites around the capital, with particular reference to royal tombs. The chapter concludes with an account of the developments made by Lord Chunshen and his son when they held the former Wu capital as their fief, and finally there are references to developments made in the Han dynasty.

Keywords: Chunshen; Han dynasty; Wu; Yue; Yuejue shu



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