Why the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Took "ZHEN" as the First Exclusive Person Pronoun of the Emperors
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- the Emperor Qin Shi Huang; "ZHEN"; the first person pronoun
This article gives a brief introduction to relevant discussions from writings of domestic China of the issue that why the emperor Qin Shi Huang took "ZHEN" as the first exclusive person pronoun of the emperors. Meanwhile, it indicates the most fundamental and essential reason is that, starting from the oracle, "ZHEN" is normally used by princes, ministers and other nobles or men of noble status. Other relevant discussions seeing from the main articles of why Qin Shi Huang claimed himself with "ZHEN" in China now point "the most common syntactic function of 'ZHEN' was as an attributive" and 'ZHEN' is an ancient word with quaint and solemn expressive meaning." In fact, these secondary reasons mentioned above are closely and directly related to the referential meaning of "ZHEN".
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TY - CONF AU - Yanmei Zhang AU - Han Ding AU - Lingzhi Zhang AU - Yongping Luo PY - 2015/09 DA - 2015/09 TI - Why the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Took "ZHEN" as the First Exclusive Person Pronoun of the Emperors BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities PB - Atlantis Press SP - 451 EP - 453 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.117 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.117 ID - Zhang2015/09 ER -