The Fengzeng system is an important part of the ancient Chinese bureaucratic system. However, until now, academic research on this topic has remained scarce. PhD student Sun Jian selected it as the topic of his dissertation.
His dissertation, based on a thorough analysis of relevant historical material, clarifies the origin of the Fengzeng system, relates it to other concepts, and elaborates on the development of this system during the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties. At the same time, Sun Jian made a thorough analysis of theoretical items, and made a preliminary investigation into the varieties of institutions, systems, concepts related to fengzeng.