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I've read in the book, The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis, that ancient Chinese Emperors, upon their death, would have massive tomb hills/temples erected for their bodies to reside in.

The elite classes such as the aristocrats, and possibly academic elite, were routinely culled upon death of an Emperor and forced to live at the site of the deceased Emperor's tomb. Their duties for the rest of their lives were to tend to the Imperial tomb. What fascinates me is that there were whole communities apparently based around these Imperial tomb cities.

So, my question is what literature exists explaining life in said cities? Also, is there a formal term or definition for these Imperial tombs in Mandarin Chinese?

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