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The result was: promoted by PumpkinSky talk 21:51, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Duke Ling of Qi[edit]

  • ... that in 567 BC Duke Ling of Qi annexed the neighbouring state of Lai, more than doubling the size of the state of Qi?

Created/expanded by Zanhe (talk). Self nom at 00:21, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Lots of nice citation of primary sources, but am I right in thinking the most recent scholarship you're using is over two thousand years old? Is there anything more recent that can be added? Is there any archaeological/epigraphic evidence to supplement these texts? Also, out of interest, what's the status of this fellow in later times and today? Was/is he worshipped, demonised, celebrated or forgotten? Thanks, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 00:18, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Actually the Han Zhaoqi reference is modern scholarship. Qi's annexation of Lai is described in some detail in the Zuo Zhuan, but not mentioned in the Shiji, and Han's annotations to the Shiji point out this major omission, saying that Qi more than doubled its size after annexing Lai, citing modern historian Fan Wenlan.
As for archaeological/epigraphic evidence, there isn't any that I'm aware of. Of the rulers of Qi, Duke Tai (Jiang Ziya) is a household name, almost a demigod. Duke Huan is well known for being one of the Five Hegemons. Duke Xiang and Duke Zhuang II are somewhat infamous for their debauchery. The rest, including Duke Ling, are largely forgotten. -Zanhe (talk) 05:57, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Pictogram voting keep.svg So the Han Zhaoqi (2010) ed. is a modern historical commentary on the Shiji and the age it chronicles? In which case, length, date, hook checked out, with AGF for offline academic publications in Chinese; good to go (and thanks for the clarification), Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 16:12, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the review! -Zanhe (talk) 18:01, 28 May 2012 (UTC)