Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 采绿/ Xiaoya – Collecting Green by Anonymous
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A Woman Complaining poem(宫怨诗, 闺怨诗) with its own feature: pararell the relationship between wife and hudsbund to that of their natal family, in this case, lords of two states. A new interpretation is developed based on the new decipherment of 维鲂及鱮.
For a typical state lord, he could have nine wifes per code of conduct(周礼), the way how to sleep together was defined as well. The marriage of lord is not just about his own family, his own state, it is a key factor to the relationship between states. With all the key state lords were either Zhou people or having a wife from Zhou people, the whole country is consolidated by bloodline and marriage.
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