The Making and Abuse of Noble Commandery in Medieval China:A Case Study of Wang Clan's Genealogy in Taiyuan
- 2013年 
【中文摘要】郡望建构和谱系塑造是中古士族门第成立的重要条件。郡望和士族互为唇齿，相辅相成。中古太原王氏的郡望和谱系的构成具有典型性特征。六朝时期士族郡望和谱系的边界极为森严，隋唐帝国统一，在国家主义复苏和政府权威重建的历史背景下，太原王氏的郡望呈现从高贵化走向世俗化的趋势：诸色人等均可将先世攀附至毫无血统关系的同姓名流，也可随意伪冒著名郡望。中古时期真伪相参的谱系塑造，见证中古门第郡望从界限森严到普遍滥用的演变过程， 也是国家与社会力量角逐消长的鲜活反映。 【Abstract】The establishment of noble commandery and genealogy constituted an important aspect of aristocratic families in medieval China. The noble commandery and aristocratic families were indispensable. Wang clan's noble commandery and genealogy in Taiyuan were typical in medieval China. The composition of aristocratic families in the Six Dynasties Period was relatively pure. However it became common and confused in the Sui and the Tang Dynasties, under which China was reunited and the government resumed authority. All sorts of people might claim a distinguished ancestry and take up the noble commandery of the same family name. The fabrications of genealogy witnessed the making and collapse of noble commandery, which reflected the relative strength between the government and society in medieval China.