Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities

Why the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Took "ZHEN" as the First Exclusive Person Pronoun of the Emperors

Authors
Yanmei Zhang, Han Ding, Lingzhi Zhang, Yongping Luo
Corresponding Author
Yanmei Zhang
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.117How to use a DOI?
Keywords
the Emperor Qin Shi Huang; "ZHEN"; the first person pronoun
Abstract
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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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
September 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-215-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-16.2016.117How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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