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History of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 29, 2011

The Civilization of China (Herbert Allen Giles)

The custom of burying slaves with the dead was abolished early in the dynasty. The twenty-seven months of mourning for parents–nominally three years, as is now again the rule–was reduced to a more manageable period of twenty-seven days.

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