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Monday, December 30, 2013

中国新出資料学の展開―第四回日中学者中国古代史論壇論文集

Editor: 
渡邉義浩 

Publisher: 
汲古書院

Publication Year: 
2013

Table of Contents:

主旨 第四回日中学者中国古代史論壇の開催にあたって(池田知久) 致辞(卜憲群)
全体会


主題報告
一 日本の中國簡帛研究の課題と展望――中國思想史研究を中心にして―― …………… 池田知久
二 新世紀以来中国簡帛研究的基本状況(二〇〇〇~二〇一二年)………卜憲群


基調報告
一 新時代の疑古と釈古 ……………………………… 谷中信一
二 関于秦文書制度的幾個問題 ………………… 陳  偉


分科会Ⅰ(先秦)
一 中国出土資料と宗教研究――禹の治水神話を題材に―― …………… 池澤 優
二 先秦兵学の展開――『銀雀山漢墓竹簡[貮]』を手がかりとして――... 湯浅邦弘
三 「日書」の史料的性格について――質日・視日との関連を中心として―― …… 工藤元男
四 地域・文化概念としての楚の成立――清華簡を手掛かりとして―... 小寺 敦
五 上博楚簡『李頌』の文献的性格(要旨)…………………竹田健二
六 江陵岳山秦牘《日書》研究 ……………………… 劉國勝
七 平壌楽浪地区出土の『論語』竹簡(要旨)…………………… 李成市
討論:司会 近藤浩之 卜憲群  コメント:宇野茂彦


分科会Ⅱ(秦漢)
一 秦の文字統一について ……………………… 大西克也
二 里耶秦簡と出土資料学 ………………………… 藤田勝久
三 出土秦漢戸籍簡的類別及登記内容的演変 ………………… 王彦輝
四 漢簡『蒼頡篇』研究――分章形態を中心として―― ………… 福田哲之
五 天長紀荘漢墓木牘《榬遂致謝孟書》的復原与研究 ……… 鄔文玲
六 馬王堆漢墓帛書《隂陽五行》乙篇の構造と思想 …………… 名和敏光
七 従道徳正義到政治正義――従張家山漢簡《蓋盧》看先秦時代兵家思想的一個側面―― 王啓発
討論:司会 藤田勝久 陳  偉  コメント:佐藤 進


分科会Ⅲ(魏晉南北朝~宋明)
一 従麻風病的伝播蠡測印度仏医対漢唐時期中医的影響(要旨) …… 高  凱
――以簡帛《五十二病方》、《悪病大風方》与孫思邈《千金方》為例――
二 河西出土魏晋・五胡十六国時代漢語文献の基礎的整理  ………町田隆吉
三 徳蔵吐魯番双語文書残片Ch/So10334(TI α)v 的道教内容考釈…… 劉  屹
四 従王光、叱羅招男夫婦墓誌論西魏北周史二題(要旨)………… 葉  煒
五 柳開事迹与宋初士林的豪横之気………………… 陳  峰
六 対《論語》“今之学者為人”的詮釈与宋代儒学的内傾……… 肖永明
七 公私“文書”与明代民事訴訟書証探析――以徽州訴訟文書為中心――…… 阿風

討論:司会 氣賀澤保規 陳  峰  コメント:池田 温

総合討論:司会 渡邉義浩 王啓発 氣賀澤保規 李炳青
Developments in the Study of Newly Unearthed Chinese Documents    Watanabe Yoshihiro




Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Zhuangzi: Text and Context 莊子: 文本與脈絡

Author: 
Livia Kohn

Publisher: 

Three Pines Press

Publication Year: 

2014

Abstract:


Zhuangzi: Text and Context is a comprehensive discussion of the ancient Daoist work Zhuangzi in 24 chapters, providing a chronologically-based outline of the context of the work, from the compilation of the text to its reading in 21st century ecology, plus a systematic discussion and interpretation of its central concepts from perfect happiness to playful uselessness.
The book integrates a vast spectrum of original and secondary sources, examines the history and ideas in a wide context, both within China and cross-culturally, and relates many of Zhuangzi's key notions and practices to modern science, notably physics, biology, and psychology. Encyclopedic in scope, meticulous in execution, and skillfully presented, it is a must for anyone interested in traditional Chinese thought.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

後漢魏晋南北朝都城境域研究

Author 著者: 

塩沢裕仁 SHIOZAWA Hirohito



Publisher 出版社: 

雄山閣 Yuzakaku


Publication Year 出版年:  

2013





Table of Contents 内容:

   第1章 洛陽八関とその内包空間 漢魏洛陽盆地の空間的理解に触れて


   第2章 洛陽盆地における漢魏遺址の立地


   第3章 漢魏洛陽城の現状と水文をめぐる問題


   第4章 漢魏洛陽の変遷と金墉城 建康との比較において


   第5章 漢魏の都城“許昌”


   第6章 鄴城が有する都市空間


   第7章 六朝建康の都市空間


   第8章 鮮卑の都城“平城 


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birth of an Empire: The State of Qin Revisited 《帝國的誕生:再探秦國》

Editors: 

Yuri Pines, Gideon Shelach, Lothar von Falkenhausen, Robin D.S. Yates


Publication Year:
2013

Publisher:
University of California Press

Abstract:

In 221 BCE the state of Qin vanquished its rivals and established the first empire on Chinese soil, starting a millennium-long imperial age in Chinese history. Hailed by some and maligned by many, Qin has long been an enigma. In this pathbreaking study, the authors integrate textual sources with newly available archeological and paleographic materials, providing a boldly novel picture of Qin’s cultural and political trajectory, its evolving institutions and its religion, its place in China’s history, and the reasons for its success and for its ultimate collapse.

Table of Contents:


Introduction: Archaeological Perspectives on the Qin "Unification" of China  / 
Lothar von Falkenhausen with Gideon Shelach
羅泰、吉迪,〈導言:關於秦「統一」中國的考古學視角〉

1. New Explorations of Early Qin Culture / Zhao Huacheng
趙化成,〈新探早期秦文化〉

2. From Vassal State to Empire: An Archaeological Examination of Qin Culture  / Teng Mingyu
滕明予,〈從封國到帝國:以考古資料檢視秦文化〉

3. Collapse or Transformation? Anthropological and Archaeological Perspectives on the Fall of Qin / Gideon Shelach
吉迪,〈崩潰或轉變?從人類學與考古學視角看秦代的滅亡〉

Introduction: The Empire of the Scribes / Robin D.S. Yates
葉山,〈導言:書吏的帝國〉

4. Qin-Han Census and Tax and Corvée Administration: Notes on Newly Discovered Materials / Hsing I-tien
邢義田,〈秦漢戶口調查、稅收與徭役管理:關於新出土材料的幾點想法〉

5. Religion and Religious Life of the Qin / Poo Mu-chou
蒲慕洲,〈秦代的宗教與宗教生活〉

6. The Changing Status of Slaves in the Qin-Han Transition / Robin D.S. Yates
葉山,〈秦漢之際奴隸地位的改變〉

Introduction: The First Emperor and His Image / Yuri Pines
尤銳,〈導言:秦始皇及其形象〉

7. Emperor Wu of the Han and the First August Emperor of Qin in Sima Qian's Shiji / Hans van Ess
葉翰,〈司馬遷《史記》中的漢武帝與秦始皇〉

8. The Messianic Emperor: A New Look at Qin's Place in China's History / Yuri Pines
尤銳,〈救世主皇帝:新探秦代在中國史上的地位〉

9. The First Emperors: Image and Memory / Alexander Yakobson
亞歷山大・雅科布森,〈始皇帝們:形象與記憶〉

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Idle Talk: Gossip and Anecdote in Traditional China 閒聊:傳統中國的八卦與軼事

Editors:
Jack W. Chen, David Schaberg

Publisher:
University of California Press

Publication Year:
2013

Abstract: 
Gossip and anecdote may be “idle talk,” but they also serve to knit together individuals in society and to provide the materials through which literary culture and historical memory are constructed. This groundbreaking book provides a cultural history of gossip and anecdote in traditional China, beginning with the Han dynasty and ending with the Qing. The ten essays, along with the introduction and postface, address the verification, transmission, and interpretation of gossip and anecdote across literary and historical genres.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments ix 

Introduction           Jack W. Chen

1. Word of Mouth and the Sources of Western Han History 17 David Schaberg

2. Tales from Borderland: Anecdotes in Early Medieval China 38 Xiaofei Tian

3. Knowing Men and Being Known: Gossip and Social Networks in the Shishuo xinyu 55 Jack W. Chen

4. Oral Sources and Written Accounts: Authority in Tang Tales 71 Sarah M. Allen

5. I Read They Said He Sang What He Wrote: Orality, Writing, and Gossip in Tang Poetry Anecdotes 88 Graham Sanders

6. Gossip, Anecdote, and Literary History: Representations of the Yuanhe era in
Tang Anecdote Collections 107 Anna M. Shields

7. Shen Kuo Chats with Ink Stone and Writing Brush 132 Ronald Egan

8. Men, Women, and Gossip in Song China 154 Beverly Bossler

9. Glyphomantic Dream Anecdotes 178 Richard E. Strassberg

10. The Retributory Power of Gossip in the Story of The Stone 194 Dore J. Levy

Postface: “Believe it or not” 217 Stephen Owen

Bibliography 225 
Contributors 239 
Index 241

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mozi: A Study and Translation of the Ethical and Political Writings 墨子

Translators and Authors:
Knoblock, John and Jeffrey Riegel

Publisher:

University of California, Berkeley

Publication Year:

2013

Abstract:


The authors of the Mozi, an anthology of enormous scope and great importance, can be credited with having produced, during the Warring States period (453–221 BCE), the earliest extended philosophical discourse in China on a varied set of topics that range from aggressive warfare and prolonged mourning for the dead, to frugality, love for others and belief in divine agency. Professor Riegel's study and translation offers a new interpretation of the Mozi's thirty six chapters on political and ethical philosophy. Based on an initial translation by the late John Knoblock, Riegel's groundbreaking work attempts to understand the Mozi in light of excavated manuscripts and recent scholarship on ancient Chinese philosophy.


Table of Contents:



Tables — x
Preface — xi
Abbreviations and Conventions — xvi
Introduction — 1
    I. Portrayals of Mozi — 1
  1. Dates and Birthplace — 1
  2. Master Mo and Master Kong — 2
  3. Master Mo and the Xia Legacy — 2
  4. Mozi as a Baseborn Artisan — 4
  5. Mozi the Magician — 5
    II. The Mohist School — 7
  1. The Three Branches of Mohism — 7
  2. The First-Generation Disciples — 9
  3. The Grand Master — 9
  4. The "Law" of the Mohist Community — 11
    III. The Creation of the Text of the Mozi — 14
    IV. Mohism’s Fate — 16
  1. Dates and Birthplace — 16
  2. Mozi’s Daoist Persona — 18
  3. Knowledge of Mozi during the Tang and Song — 21
  4. The Ming and Qing Reassessment — 23
  5. Mozi in the Twentieth Century — 24
    V. The Philosophy of the Political and Ethical Chapters — 26
  1. The Chapters of Group 2 — 27
  2. The Chapters of Group 1 — 36
  3. The Chapters of Group 4 — 39

Group 1: The Syncretic Writings
    Chapter 1: Cherishing Gentlemen — 41
        Chapter 2: Cultivate the Self — 47
        Chapter 3: On Dyes — 51
        Chapter 4: On the Proper Model — 56
        Chapter 5: Seven Worries — 61
        Chapter 6: Avoiding Excess — 67
        Chapter 7: Three Disputes — 75

Group 2: The Ten Doctrines
    Exalt the Worthy — 79
        Chapter 8: Exalt the Worthy (Upper) — 82
        Chapter 9: Exalt the Worthy (Middle) — 87
        Chapter 10: Exalt the Worthy (Lower) — 100
    Exalt Conformity — 108
        Chapter 11: Exalt Conformity (Upper) — 112
        Chapter 12: Exalt Conformity (Middle) — 116
        Chapter 13: Exalt Conformity (Lower) — 129
    Impartial Love — 139
        Chapter 14: Impartial Love (Upper) — 145
        Chapter 15: Impartial Love (Middle) — 149
        Chapter 16: Impartial Love (Lower) — 155
    Condemn Aggression — 169
        Chapter 17: Condemn Aggression (Upper) — 171
        Chapter 18: Condemn Aggression (Middle) — 174
        Chapter 19: Condemn Aggression (Lower) — 180
    Moderate Consumption — 192
        Chapter 20: Moderate Consumption (Upper) — 193
        Chapter 21: Moderate Consumption (Middle) — 196
    Moderate Burials — 201
        Chapter 25: Moderate Burials (Lower) — 203
    Heaven’s Will — 219
        Chapter 26: Heaven’s Will (Upper) — 223
        Chapter 27: Heaven’s Will (Middle) — 229
        Chapter 28: Heaven’s Will (Lower) — 241
    Explaining Ghosts — 252
        Chapter 31: Explaining Ghosts (Lower) — 254
    Condemn Music — 273
        Chapter 32: Condemn Music (Upper) — 275
    Condemn Fatalism — 284
        Chapter 35: Condemn Fatalism (Upper) — 289
        Chapter 36: Condemn Fatalism (Middle) — 297
        Chapter 37: Condemn Fatalism (Lower) — 302

Group 4: Condemn the Ru and the "Mohist Analects"
        Chapter 39: Condemn the Ru (Lower) — 312
        Chapter 46: Master Gengzhu — 326
        Chapter 47: Valuing Righteousness — 340
        Chapter 48: Master Gongmeng — 352
        Chapter 49: The Lord of Lu Asks a Question — 369
        Chapter 50: Master Gongshu — 387

Appendix A — 391
Appendix B — 393
Appendix C — 396
Additional Notes — 401
Bibliography — 479
Index — 491




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Just a Scholar: The Memoirs of Zhou Yiliang (1913–2001) 畢竟是書生:周一良回憶錄

Translator:
Joshua A. Fogel 

Publisher:
Brill

Publication year:
2013

Abstract: 

One of China's premier historians of the twentieth century, Zhou Yiliang (1913-2001) experienced many of the tumultuous events of that century. Born into a wealthy family, his father saw to his pre-college education through a range of tutors which afforded him not only a profound traditional Chinese education but a modern one as well--including virtually native fluency in English and Japanese. He later earned degrees in Beijing before leaving to study and earn a Ph.D. at Harvard during the years of World War II. Given the dearth of Americans who knew Japanese, he was called up in the 1940s to help teach Americans that language. He returned to China after the war, took up academic positions, and found himself the object of severe controversy as the events of post-1949 China unfolded, especially those of the Cultural Revolution. These are his memoirs of his extraordinary life and work.




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Facing the Monarch: Modes of Advice in the Early Chinese Court

Editor:
Garret P. S. Olberding

Publisher:
Harvard University Press

Publication Year:
2013



Abstract:
In the popular consciousness, manipulative speech pervades politicized discourse, and the eloquence of politicians is seen as invariably rooted in cunning and prevarication. Rhetorical flourishes are thus judged corruptive of the substance of political discourse because they lead to distortion and confusion. Yet the papers in Facing the Monarch suggest that separating style from content is practically impossible. Focused on the era between the Spring and Autumn period and the later Han dynasty, this volume examines the dynamic between early Chinese ministers and monarchs at a time when ministers employed manifold innovative rhetorical tactics. The contributors analyze discrete excerpts from classical Chinese works and explore topics of censorship, irony, and dissidence highly relevant for a climate in which ruse and misinformation were the norm. What emerges are original and illuminating perspectives on how the early Chinese political circumstance shaped and phrased—and prohibited—modes of expression.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Exemplary Figures (Fayan 法言)

作者 Author:
Yang Xiong (Translated and introduced by Michael Nylan)

出版年 Publication Year: 

2013

出版商 Publisher: 

University of Washington Press

摘要 Abstract:


Exemplary Figures (sometimes translated as Model Sayings) is an unabridged, annotated translation of Fayan, one of three major works by the Chinese court poet-philosopher Yang Xiong (53 BCE-18 CE). Yang sought to "renew the old" by patterning these works on earlier classics, drawing inspiration from the Confucian Analects for Exemplary Figures. In this philosophical masterwork, constructed as a dialogue, Yang poses and then answers questions on philosophical, political, ethical, and literary matters. Michael Nylan's rendering of this text, which is laden with word play and is extraordinarily difficult to translate, is a joy to read-at turns wise, cautionary, and playful. 


Exemplary Figures is a core text that will be relied upon by scholars of Chinese history and philosophy and will be of interest to comparativists as well. 


內容 Table of Contents:


Acknowledgments 

Chronology of Dynasties 
Introduction 

Exemplary Figures / Fayan


1. Learning and Practicing 

2. Our Masters 
3. Cultivating One’s Person 
4. Asking about the Way 
5. Asking about Divine Insight 
6. Asking about Illumination 
7. Things Rarely Seen 
8. Every Five Hundred Years 
9. Foresight
10. Chong and Li 
11. Yan Yuan and Min Ziqian 
12. The Noble Man 
13. Honoring the Ancestors, the Ultimate Duty

Glossary of Names, Legendary and Historical 

Abbreviations 
Bibliography 
Index 






Sunday, November 3, 2013

西魏・北周政権史の研究 Research on the Political History of the Western Wei and Northern Zhou

Author: 
前島佳孝

Publisher:
汲古書院

Publication Year:
2013

Table of Contents:

序 
第1部 官制より見た政権構造 
第1章:西魏宇文泰政権の官制構造について 
第2章:西魏行台考 
第3章:いわゆる西魏八柱国の序列について 
第4章:柱国と国公 

第2部 対梁関係の展開と四川獲得 
第1章:西魏・簫梁通交の成立 
第2章:西魏前半期の対梁関係の展開と賀抜勝 
第3章:梁武帝死後の西魏・梁関係の展開 
第4章:西魏の漢川進出と梁の内訌 
第5章:西魏の四川進攻と梁の帝位闘争 
第6章:東魏・北斉等の情勢と西魏の南進戦略総括 
第7章:西魏・北周の四川支配の確立とその経営 

第3部 人物研究 
第1章:李虎の事跡とその史料 
第2章:北周徒何綸墓誌銘と隋李椿墓誌銘 
第3章:〔補論〕隋末李密の東都受官に関する一試論 
総括

Thursday, October 31, 2013

佯狂: 古代中国の処世術

Author : 
矢嶋美都子 

Publisher: 
汲古書院

Publication Date:

October, 2013


Table of Contents:


第1章:中国古代の「狂」


第2章:漢代の「狂」(佯狂)、容認から公認へ


第3章:六朝時代の「狂」


第4章:唐詩に詠じられた「楚狂接輿」について


第5章:『懐風藻』にみる「狂」(佯狂)の観念の受容





Sunday, October 20, 2013

北朝隋代墓誌所在総合目録 (明治大学東洋史資料叢刊)

Editor: 
梶山智史

Publication Year: 

2013

Publisher:
汲古書院

Abstract: 

中国北朝・隋代の墓誌を北魏・東魏・北斉・西魏・北周・隋の年代順に配列し、出土場所と所蔵場所、および著録状況を見開きの表形式でまとめた目録。墓誌名索引も掲載。



Table of Content:


  • 前言
  • 凡例
  • 目録
    • 北魏
    • 東魏・北斉
    • 西魏・北周
  • 墓誌名索引



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

[Dissertation] Learning from Maoshan: Temple Construction in Early Medieval China

Author: 
Pettit, J. E. E..

School: 
Indiana University


Publication Year: 
2013

Advisers: 
Eno, Robert & Stalnaker, Aaron

Abstract:

Maoshan, a range of mountains southeast of Nanjing, has been home to one of China's most influential Daoist temples. One of Maoshan's most famous patriarchs was Tao Hongjing (456-536 CE), a polymath whose wide range of interests included alchemy, genealogy, mapmaking, herbal medicine, and Daoist ritual. Scholarship on Tao has focused on his editorial work of the Shangqing Revelations, an assortment of mid-fourth-century scriptures written at Maoshan. I build on these earlier studies by demonstrating that Tao promoted the Shangqing Revelations as a prospectus for prospective clients interested in building temple compounds. I first study Tao's commentary to the Shangqing Revelations in which Tao persuaded his principal sponsor, Liang Emperor Wu, to invest in temple construction at Maoshan. I argue that Tao interpreted the revelations as evidence that his sponsor's salvation was predicated, at least in part, on the completion of a temple compound. I further show that Tao's skills as an excavator and architect of temples helped justify his leadership over this burgeoning institution.

In the middle chapters of this study, I analyze the ways in which Tao's persona as a "temple builder" would likely have been received by potential clients. The methodology of these chapters is explicitly comparative: I examine hagiographies, scriptures, and inscriptions composed in both early imperial and medieval China. I rely heavily on narratives written in both Buddhist and Daoist contexts. This disparate group of texts illustrates the history that made Tao's status as a temple developer a recognizable social role by his era. It further establishes that Tao's temple building was one expression of a cultural practice that transcended doctrinal and geographic boundaries.

In the final chapter, I examine Tao's construction at Maoshan during his post-515 abbacy, a period when he remade Maoshan into a Buddhist-Daoist ritual site. While Tao might have altered the doctrinal symbols of his temple, his representation of his abbotship remained consistent with his earlier writings. Tao's writings on the cooperation between clerics and sponsors, I conclude, formed a template for later religious entrepreneurs at Maoshan.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Early China 35-36 (2012-13): Dedicated to Li Xueqin on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday

Guest Editor: 
Xing Wen

Table of Contents:

The Life of a Chinese Historian in Tumultuous Times: Interviews with
Li Xueqin, by Sarah Allan and WANG Tao

The Period V Ritual Postface: Prospective or Retrospective, by David N. Keightley

Sage King Yu and the Bin Gong Xu, by Constance A. Cook

The Sui Gong Xu Inscription: A Contextual Reconstruction and Translation, by Xing Wen, translated by CHEN Shu

Collected Interpretations of the X Gong Xu, by CHEN Shu

The Classical Daoist Concept of Li - (Pattern) and Early Chinese Cosmology, by Harold D. Roth

The Cultural History of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in Early China, by Donald Harper

Curing the Incurable, by Jeffrey Riegel

Dating the Houma Covenant Texts: The Significance of Recent Findings from the Wenxian Covenant Texts, by Crispin Williams

The Political Implications of the Minority Policy in the Qin Law, by YAU Shun-chiu

The Qin Slips and Boards from Well No. 1, Liye, Hunan: A Brief Introduction to the Qin Qianling County Archives, by Robin D. S. Yates

The Notion of "Shi" and Some Related Terms in Qin-Han Calendrical Astrology, by Marc Kalinowski

Han Yuandi, reigned 48 to 33 B.C.E., and his Advisors, by Michael Loewe

A Short History of Chinese Numismatics in European Languages, by Helen Wang

Review of Mozi: A Complete Translation, by Moss Roberts

Shigaku Zasshi Summary of Japanese scholarship for 2010, trans. by Eno Compton IV

Annual Bibliography, Dissertation Abstracts, compiled by Margaret Wee Siang Ng



 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Philosophy on Bamboo: Text and the Production of Meaning in Early China

Author:
Dirk Meyer

Publisher:
Brill

Publication Year:
2013




Abstract:
Scholarship on early Chinese thought has long tended to treat texts as mere repositories of ideas rather than as meaningful objects in their own right. Not only does this approach present an idealised account of China’s intellectual past, but it also imposes artificial boundaries between textual and philosophical traditions. As the first study to treat text as a cultural phenomenon during the Warring States period, this book demonstrates the interplay among the material conditions of text and manuscript culture, writing, and thought. Through close readings of philosophical texts excavated at Guōdiàn 郭店, it analyses crucial strategies of meaning construction and casts light on the ways in which different communities used texts to philosophical ends. Meyer thus establishes new understandings of the correlation between ideas, their material carrier, and the production of meaning in early China.

Table of Contents:

Preliminary Material
Source: pp i –x

INTRODUCTION
Source: pp 1 –28

1. The “Zhōng xin zhī dao” 忠信之道 “The Way of Fidelity and Trustworthiness”
Source: pp 29 –52

2. The “Qiong da yı ̌ shi” 窮達以時 “Failure and Success Appear at Their Respective Times”
Source: pp 53 –76

3. The “Wǔ xing” 五行 “Five Aspects of Virtuous Conduct”
Source: pp 77 –130

4. The “Xing zi ming chū” 性自命出 “Human Nature is Brought Forth by Decree”
Source: pp 131 –174

5. Text, Structure, Meaning
Source: pp 175 –207

6. Applying the Methodology: “Tai yī shēng shuı ̌” 太一生水 “The Ultimate One Gives Birth to Water” and “Lǎozı ̌” 老子
Source: pp 209 –226

7. Writing Meaning: Material Conditions of Meaning Construction in Warring States Philosophy
Source: pp 227 –244

8. Conclusion: Writing Philosophy
Source: pp 245 –254

9. Reconstructing the “Zhōng xin zhī dao” 忠信之道
Source: pp 255 –267

10. Reconstructing the “Qiong da yı ̌ shi” 窮達以時
Source: pp 269 –282

11. Reconstructing the “Wǔ xing”
Source: pp 283 –309

12. Reconstructing the “Xing zi ming chū” 性自命出
Source: pp 311 –351

13. Reconstructing the “Tai yī shēng shuı ̌” 太一生水
Source: pp 353 –361

Bibliography
Source: pp 363 –385

Index

Source: pp 387 –395

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook 中古早期中國:資料集

Editors:
Wendy Swartz, Robert Ford Campany, Yang Lu, and Jessey J. C. Choo

Publisher:
Columbia University Press

Publication Date:
2013


Table of Contents:

Chronological Contents

Acknowledgments

A Note on the Translations

Abbreviations

Introduction


Part I. The North and the South by Jessey J. C. Choo

1. Return to the North? The Debate on Moving the Capital Back to Luoyang, by Jessey J. C. Choo

2. The Disputation at Pengcheng: Accounts from the Wei shu and the Song shu, by Albert E. Dien

3. Between Imitation and Mockery: The Southern Treatments of Northern Cultures, by Jessey J. C. Choo

4. Literary Imagination of the North and South, by Ping Wang


Part II. Governing Mechanisms and Social Reality by Yang Lu

5. Managing Locality in Early Medieval China: Evidence from Changsha, by Yang Lu

6. Classical Scholarship in the Shu Region: The Case of Qiao Zhou, by J. Michael Farmer

7. Ranking Men and Assessing Talent: Xiahou Xuan’s Response to an Inquiry by Sima Yi, by Timothy M. Davis

8. On Land and Wealth: Liu Zishang’s “Petition on Closing Off Mountains and Lakes” and Yang Xi’s “Discussion on Abolishing Old Regulations Regarding Mountains and Marshes”, by Charles Holcombe

9. Crime and Punishment: The Case of Liu Hui in the Wei shu, by Jen-der Lee

10. Marriage and Social Status: Shen Yue’s “Impeaching Wang Yuan” , by David R. Knechtges

11. Religion and Society on the Silk Road: The Inscriptional Evidence from Turfan, by Huaiyu Chen


Part III. Cultural Capital by Wendy Swartz

12. The Art of Discourse: Xi Kang’s “Sound Is Without Sadness or Joy”, by Robert Ashmore

13. Poetry on the Mysterious: The Writings of Sun Chuo, by Paul W. Kroll

14. The Art of Poetry Writing: Liu Xiaochuo’s “Becoming the Number-One Person for the Number-One Position”, by Ping Wang

15. Six Poems from a Liang Dynasty Princely Court, by Xiaofei Tian

16. Pei Ziye’s “Discourse on Insect Carving”, by Jack W. Chen

17. Classifying the Literary Tradition: Zhi Yu’s “Discourse on Literary Compositions Divided by Genre”, by Wendy Swartz

18. Zhong Rong’s Preface to Grades of the Poets, by Stephen Owen

19. Book Collecting and Cataloging in the Age of Manuscript Culture: Xiao Yi’s Master of the Golden Tower and Ruan Xiaoxu’s Preface to Seven Records, by Xiaofei Tian


Part IV. Imaging Self and Other by Wendy Swartz

20. Biographies of Recluses: Huangfu Mi’s Accounts of High-Minded Men, by Alan Berkowitz

21. Classifications of People and Conduct: Selections from Liu Shao’s Treatise on Personality and Liu Yiqing’s Recent Anecdotes from the Talk of the Ages, by Jack W. Chen

22. The Literary Community at the Court of the Liang Crown Prince, by Ping Wang

23. Self-Narration: Tao Yuanming’s “Biography of the Master of Five Willows” and Yuan Can’s “Biography of the Master of Wonderful Virtue”, by Wendy Swartz

24. On Political and Personal Fate: Three Selections from Jiang Yan’s Prose and Verse, by Paul W. Kroll

25. The Shadow Image in the Cave: Discourse on Icons, by Eugene Wang


Part V. Everyday Life by Jessey J. C. Choo and Albert E. Dien

26. Dietary Habits: Shu Xi’s “Rhapsody on Pasta”, by David R. Knechtges

27. The Epitaph of a Third-Century Wet Nurse, Xu Yi, by Jen-der Lee

28. Festival and Ritual Calendar: Selections from Record of the Year and Seasons of Jing-Chu, by Ian Chapman

29. Custom and Society: The Family Instructions of Mr. Yan, by Albert E. Dien

30. Adoption and Motherhood: “The Petition Submitted by Lady [née] Yu”, by Jessey J. C. Choo

31. Estate Culture in Early Medieval China: The Case of Shi Chong, by David R. Knechtges


Part VI. Relations with the Unseen World by Robert Ford Campany

32. Biographies of Eight Autocremators and Huijiao’s “Critical Evaluation”, by James A. Benn

33. Divine Instructions for an Official, by Stephen R. Bokenkamp

34. Tales of Strange Events, by Robert Ford Campany

35. Texts for Stabilizing Tombs, by Timothy M. Davis

36. Reciting Scriptures to Move the Spirits, by Clarke Hudson

37. Confucian Views of the Supernatural, by Keith N. Knapp

38. Encounters in Mountains, by Gil Raz


List of Contributors



Sunday, August 25, 2013

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang 敦煌學十八講

Author: 
Rong Xinjiang 榮新江

Publisher: 
Brill

Publication Year : 
2013

Abstract:
In Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, Rong Xinjiang provides an accessible overview of Dunhuang studies, an academic field that emerged following the discovery of a medieval monastic library at the Mogao caves near Dunhuang. The manuscripts were hidden in a cave at the beginning of the 11th century and remained unnoticed until 1900, when a Daoist monk accidentally found them and subsequently sold most of them to foreign explorers and scholars. The availability of this unprecedented amount of first-hand material from China’s middle period provided a stimulus for a number of scholarly fields both in China and the West. Rong Xinjiang’s book provides, for the first time in English, a convenient summary of the history of Dunhuang studies and its contribution to scholarship.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Editors:
Chris Fraser, Dan Robins and Timothy O'Leary

Publication Date:
2011

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press

Abstract:

Early Chinese ethics has attracted increasing scholarly and social attention in recent years, as the virtue ethics movement in Western philosophy sparked renewed interest in Confucianism and Daoism. Meanwhile, intellectuals and social commentators throughout greater China have looked to the Chinese ethical tradition for resources to evaluate the role of traditional cultural values in the contemporary world. Publications on early Chinese ethics have tended to focus uncritical attention toward Confucianism, while neglecting Daoism, Mohism, and shared features of Chinese moral psychology. This book aims to rectify this imbalance with provocative interpretations of classical ethical theories including widely neglected views of the Mohists and newly reconstructed accounts of the "embodied virtue" tradition, which ties ethics to physical cultivation. The volume also addresses the broader question of the value of comparative philosophy generally and of studying early Chinese ethics in particular.


Monday, August 19, 2013

The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang 五台山

Author:
Mary Anne Cartelli

Publisher:
Brill

Publication Year:
2012

Abstract:

In The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang, Mary Anne Cartelli examines a set of poems from the Dunhuang manuscripts about Mount Wutai, the most sacred mountain in Chinese Buddhism. Dating from the Tang and Five Dynasties periods, they reflect the mountain’s transformation into the home of the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, and provide important literary evidence for the development of Buddhism in China. This interdisciplinary study analyzes the poems using Buddhist scriptures and pilgrimage records, as well as the contemporaneous wall-painting of Mount Wutai in Dunhuang cave 61. The poems demonstrate how the mountain was created as a sacred Buddhist space, as their motifs reflect the cosmology associated with the mountain by the Tang dynasty, and they vividly portray the experience of the pilgrim traveling through a divinely empowered landscape.

Table of Contents:

1 Ascending and Wandering: Introduction 1 --
Sacred Mountains in Ancient China 3 --
Dunhuang and the Dunhuang Caves 8 --
Dunhuang Literature 10 --
Dunhuang and Mount Wutai 12 --
Mountains in Early Chinese Poetry 14 --
About the Book 22 --

2 The Clear and the Cold: Mount Wutai 27 --
Early Literature on Mount Wutai 27 --
Early Legends about Mount Wutai 29 --
Chinese Emperors and Mount Wutai 31 --
Mañjusri and the Chinese Buddhist Scriptures 37 --
The Mañjusri-parinirvana sutra 41 --
Mount Wutai as a Manifestation of the Buddhist Doctrine 46 --
Early Chinese Poetry on Mount Wutai 49 --
The Mount Wutai Poetry of the Dunhuang Manuscripts 53 --

3 The Hall of the Great Sage: The Songs of Mount Wutai 57 --
The Hall of the Great Sage 59 --
I Ascend the Eastern Terrace 66 --
I Ascend the Northern Terrace 71 --
I Ascend the Central Terrace 74 --
I Ascend the Western Terrace 78 --
I Ascend the Southern Terrace 82 --

4 The Land of Vaidurya: Eulogy on Mount Wutai 87 --
Eulogy on Mount Wutai 90 --

5 Inconceivable Light: Eulogy on Mount Wutai 121 --
The Pure Land School 122 --
The Pure Land Monk Fazhao 124 --
Eulogy on Mount Wulai 129 --

6 The Gold-Colored World: Eulogy on the Holy Regions of Mount Wutai 147 --
Eulogy on the True Countenance of the Great Sage 149 --
Eulogy on Samantabhadra 153 --
The Eastern Terrace 155 --
The Northern Terrace 158 --
The Central Terrace 159 --
The Western Terrace 161 --
The Southern Terrace 163 --
The Holy Region of the Vajra Grotto 165 --
The Auspicious Stupa of King Asoka 167 --
Eulogy on the Physical Body of Rahula 169 --
A Vision of Sutra Recitation by the Vajra Grotto 170 --

7 Word and Image: The Mount Wutai Wall Painting at Dunhuang 175 --
Map or Painting? 176 --
Iconography and Imagery in Cave 61 180 --
Mountain as Icon 192 --

8 Poetry as a Buddhist Matter: Conclusion 195 --
Transmission of the Vision 199 --
Literati Poets and Mount Wutai 202 --

For the Purpose of Salvation 204.