Patriarchal Clan System

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The Patriarchal system Chinese: 宗法 was an important political system in the Western Zhou. The patriarchal system was based on blood ties. Firstborn succession was important to it. It helped maintain stability in the Western Zhou.[1][2] Together with the Ritual Music System it is seen as having been the foundation of Zhou society[3]

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  1. 杨习梅 (2016). 中国监狱史. p. 44. ISBN 978-7-5118-9582-0. Archived from the original on 2021-10-12. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ""宗法"字的解释 | 汉典". www.zdic.net (in Chinese (China)). Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  3. "常识必背 | 什么是礼乐制度?_音乐_身份_阶级". www.sohu.com. Retrieved 2022-07-20.