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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Author:
Liu Jianmei

Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Publication Year:
2016



Abstract:

This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. The book highlights two central philosophical themes of Zhuangzi: the absolute spiritual freedom and the rejection of absolute and fixed views on right and wrong. It argues that the twentieth-century reinterpretation and appropriation of these two important philosophical themes best testify to the dilemma and inner struggle of modern Chinese intellectuals

Table of Contents:

Guo Moruo: radically changing attitudes toward Zhuangzi
Hu Shi: biological evolutionism and Zhuangzi
Lu Xun: the persistent rejection of Zhuangzi
Zhou Zuoren: the unconscious and troubled semi-Zhuangzi
Lin Yutang: Zhuangzi travels to the West
Fei Ming: from artistic transcendence to political kitsch
The unlucky fate of Zhuangzi
The resurrection of Zhuangzi in the 1980s
Yan Lianke's vacillation: to be or not to be Zhuangzi
Gao Xingjian: the triumph of the modern Zhuangzi


Thursday, January 28, 2016

三角縁神獣鏡と東アジア世界・続 (Triangle-rimmed Deity and Beast Mirrors and East Asia・Part 2)

Author:
川勝 守

Publisher:
汲古書院

Publication Year:
2015





Abstract:

先に『三角縁神獣鏡と東アジア世界』の著書を公刊したところ、いくつかの根本的批判を頂いた。その一つは、日本考古学の立場から、私の著書では京都府木津川市の椿井大塚山古墳までにしか言及しておらず、 その後の重要な発掘事例たる奈良県天理市柳本古墳群中にある黒塚古墳に触れていないこと、同古墳は椿井 大塚山古墳と同じく三〇数面の舶載鏡を出土したこと、しかも邪馬台国畿内説の考古事例として有名な桜井 市の箸墓古墳や纏向遺跡などに近いことが重要とされる。次の批判は明言されてはいないが、中国鏡研究の事例が蒐集事例のみで、考古事例は部分的指摘に止まっている点である。これは分かり易く言えば、中国考古学学術誌である『考古』『文物』のデータベースの作成が要請されるということである。

本書の狙いは前著の補充ではあるが、単なる付け加えではない。考古事例や鏡鑑資料の物による検討は個例が増加しただけ新事実が付加されるのは当然である。そこにいかなる新発見があるか、甚だ興味深いものがある。ただ、ここで特記しておきたいのは前著の段階でもすでに先行研究として存在し、その問題提起は決して無視できない価値を有する中国社会科学院考古研究所王仲殊氏の所説について、前著では敢えて検討しなかった。それを本書の第一章として取り上げて、その研究の重要な成果と逆に研究史上看過できない問題点や疑問点を整理し、その批判点の論点を具体的に述べ、本書の考察の前提を確立したいと考えた。さらに王仲殊氏の研究を三角縁神獣鏡問題の新領域として位置付け、その十全な検討を目指すことを本書の課題とした。これが本書を『三角縁神獣鏡と東アジア世界 続』と名付けた所以である。

Table of Contents:

第一章 王仲殊氏の三角縁神獣鏡研究について

            〔王仲殊論文の問題提起/王仲殊論文の課題と展望〕

 第二章 『考古』1959年第1期以来、鏡鑑関係論文題目名及び

            鏡鑑リストのデータベース

 第三章 『文物』350期総目索引・『文物』500期総目索引両著の

            鏡鑑論文名一瞥

 第四章 『文物』1974年第1期以来、鏡鑑関係論文題目名及び

            鏡鑑リストのデータベース

 第五章 中国各地博物館銅鏡目録等における後漢以降神獣鏡・

            画像鏡等三形態事例区分の調査

 第六章 王趁意著『中原蔵鏡聚英』について

 第七章 日本三角縁神獣鏡紋飾の淵源―四川地方の揺銭樹・

            画像磚・神獣鏡画像鏡の関係について―

 第八章 黒塚古墳三角縁神獣鏡の出現

 結語/あとがき/索引

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Workshop: Divination and the Strange in Pre- and Early Modern East Asia and Europe

Time:
October 27-28, 2015

Venue:
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Records describing events perceived as anomalies (occurrence of monsters, strange births, bodily deformities, gender transformations, demonic possessions, encounters with ghosts and spirits) appear in both East Asian and European written sources. In China, for example, testimonies regarding such strange phenomena were often included in official histories, leading to the development of a special literary genre, known as zhiguai 志怪 (records of the strange). Yet, these materials typically have been treated by scholars as amusing anecdotes that gave expression to the literary brilliance of their authors. Consequently, scholarly attention has focused primarily on the literary aspects of these records, and sometimes on the social implications of the described events, while the realms of prediction, divination, and fate have remained in the shadows. This workshop will assess “the strange” in relation to divinatory practices and their corresponding worldviews, and thereby provide new perspectives on the customs and beliefs common in pre- and early modern East Asia and Europe.


Programme

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9:30 a.m.Welcome Address 
Prof. Michael Lackner (Director, IKGF Erlangen)
9:45 a.m.Introduction 
Dr. Sophia Katz (Tel-Hai College)

Panel 1: Monsters, Portents and Prodigies in Pre-Modern East Asia and Medieval Europe

10:00 a.m.Mi'am Ci: Exploring the Strange, the Grotesque, and the Wondrous in the Land of Snows 
Prof. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza University of Rome) 
Discussant: Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
10:35 a.m.The Man-Bird Mountain: Writing, Revelation, and Winged Beings in Early China 
Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Discussant: Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)
11:10 a.m.Coffee Break
11:25 a.m.Prodigies and Divination in Classical and Medieval Western Europe 
Prof. Stefano Rapisarda (University of Catania)
Discussant: Dr. Hans-Christian Lehner (IKGF Erlangen)
12:00 p.m.Historiographical Handling of Monstrous Births in the European High Middle Ages 
Dr. Hans-Christian Lehner (IKGF Erlangen)
Discussant: Prof. Stefano Rapisarda (University of Catania)
12:35 p.m.Round Table 1
1:00 p.m.Lunch Break

Panel 2: Divination, Strangeness and Literati in East Asia

2:30 p.m.Demon Hunters and Performers of Miracles: Common Ground Between the So-called Confucians, Buddhists, and Daoists in Early Medieval China 
Dr. Zhao Lu (IKGF Erlangen)
Discussant: Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
3:05 p.m.Divination and the Strange in the Liaozhai zhiyi 
Dr. Sophia Katz (Tel-Hai College)
Discussant: Dr.Vladimir Glomb (Charles University in Prague)
3:40 p.m.Coffee Break
3:55 p.m.Laughing Literati and Fortune-Telling Confucians: Stories about Prognostication in Ŏu yadam 
Dr. Vladimir Glomb (Charles University in Prague)
Discussant: Prof. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza University of Rome)
4:30 p.m.Taming the Demonic: Emergence of a Modern Discourse on the Uncanny in Japan 
Prof. Faye Kleeman (University of Colorado)
Discussant: Prof. Tze-ki Hon (State University of New York at Geneseo)
5:05 p.m.Round Table 2

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Panel 3: Strangeness, Portentology, and Divination in Pre-Modern China (I): Early Textual Sources and Religious Traditions

9:00 a.m.Danger and Disorder: Reading Anomalies and Strange Events in the Yijing 
Prof. Tze-ki Hon (State University of New York at Geneseo)
Discussant: Dr. Zhao Lu (IKGF Erlangen)
9:35 a.m.Strange Creatures and Prodigies in the Shanhaijing and in Some Chu Bamboo Manuscripts 
Dr. Marco Caboara (HKUST Hong Kong), in absentia
Discussant: Prof. Terry Kleeman (University of Colorado)
10:10 a.m.Coffee Break
10:25 a.m.Divination and Demonology in Daoist Ritual Treatments of the Dead 
Prof. Terry Kleeman (University of Colorado)
Discussant: Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
11:00 a.m.Divining by Diving into the Strange: Examples from the Biographies of Thaumaturge Monks(Shenseng Zhuan, T. 2064) 
Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Discussant: Prof. Faye Kleeman (University of Colorado)
11:35 a.m.Round Table 3
12:00 p.m.Lunch Break

Panel 4: Strangeness, Portentology, and Divination in Pre-Modern China (II): Han and Liu Song Dynasties

1:30 p.m.Uses We Can and Cannot Make of the Portent Treatises 
Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)
Discussant: Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
2:05 p.m.“Falling Stones: Five. Six: Fish-Hawks Flying Backwards.” Readings of a Strange Record 
Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Dr. Grégoire Espesset (CRCAO Paris)
2:40 p.m.Coffee Break
2:55 p.m.Portents in Han China and Some Weft (wei ) Observational Patterns: An Experiment 
Dr. Grégoire Espesset (CRCAO Paris)
Discussant: Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
3:30 p.m.Why Was Shen Yue So Fond of Auspicious Signs?
Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Discussant: Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)
4:05 p.m.Round Table 4

Monday, January 25, 2016

Inner Asia and the Spatial Politics of Empire: Archaeology, Mobility, and Culture Contact

Author:
William Honeychurch

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Year:
2015



Abstract:

This monograph uses the latest archaeological results from Mongolia and the surrounding areas of Inner Asia to propose a novel understanding of nomadic statehood, political economy, and the nature of interaction with ancient China. In contrast to the common view of the Eurasian steppe as a dependent periphery of Old World centers, this work views Inner Asia as a locus of enormous influence on neighboring civilizations, primarily through the development and transmission of diverse organizational models, technologies, and socio-political traditions. This work explores the spatial management of political relationships within the pastoral nomadic setting during the first millennium BCE and argues that a culture of mobility, horse-based transport, and long-distance networking promoted a unique variant of statehood. Although states of the eastern steppe were geographically large and hierarchical, these polities also relied on techniques of distributed authority, multiple centers, flexible structures, and ceremonialism to accommodate a largely mobile and dispersed populace. This expertise in “spatial politics” set the stage early on for the expansionistic success of later Asian empires under the Mongols and Manchus.

Inner Asia and the Spatial Politics of Empire brings a distinctly anthropological treatment to the prehistory of Mongolia and is the first major work to explore key issues in the archaeology of eastern Eurasia using a comparative framework. The monograph adds significantly to anthropological theory on interaction between states and outlying regions, the emergence of secondary complexity, and the growth of imperial traditions. Based on this approach, the window of Inner Asian prehistory offers a novel opportunity to investigate the varied ways that complex societies grow and the processes articulating adjacent societies in networks of mutual transformation.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Voices from the Steppe

Chapter 2: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance: Culture Contact and Politics

Chapter 3: Solving Contradictions: Nomads and Political Complexity

Chapter 4: The Heartland of Inner Asia: Mongolia and Steppe Pastoral Nomadism

Chapter 5: The Late and Final Bronze Age Cultures of Mongolia, 1400-700 BC

Chapter 6: The Surrounding Bronze Age World: Kazakhstan and South Siberia, 1300-700 BC

Chapter 7: At the Edge of Inner Asia: The Northern Zone and States of China, 1200-700 BC

Chapter 8: Nomadic Alternatives: Forming the State on Horseback

Chapter 9: Not of Place, but of Path: Nomads on the World Stage

Chapter 10: Steppe Cores, Sedentary Peripheries, and the Statecraft of Empire.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

戦国秦漢簡牘の思想史的研究

Author:
中村未来

Publisher:
大阪大学出版会 

Publication Year:
2015






Table of Contents:

第一部 「上海博物館蔵戦国楚竹書」の研究
 第一章 上博楚簡『鄭氏家喪』の検討
 第二章 上博楚簡『成王既邦』の検討

第二部 「清華大学蔵戦国竹簡」の研究
 第一章 清華簡『周武王有疾周公所自以代王之志(金縢)』の検討
 第二章 清華簡『傅説之命(説命)』の文献的特質-天の思想を中心に
 第三章 清華簡『尹誥』における呼称表記の検討

第三部 「銀雀山漢墓竹簡」の研究
 第一章 銀雀山漢簡「兵之恒失」小考
 第二章 銀雀山漢簡「五議」小考
 附録

結語


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Language, Discourse, and Praxis in Ancient China

Author: 
Zhenbin Sun

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Year:
2015




Abstract:

This book investigates Chinese comprehension and treatment of the relationship between language and reality. The work examines ancient Chinese philosophy through the pair of concepts known as ming 名-shi 實. 

By analyzing the pre-Qin thinkers’ discourse on ming and shi, the work explores how Chinese philosophers dealt with issues not only in language but also in ontology, epistemology, ethics, axiology, and logic. Through this discourse analysis, readers are invited to rethink the relationship of language to thought and behavior. The author criticizes and corrects vital misunderstandings of Chinese culture and highlights the anti-dualism and pragmatic character of Chinese thoughts. The rich meaning of the ming-shi pair is displayed by revealing its connection to other philosophical issues. The chapters show how discourse on language and reality shapes a central characteristic of Chinese culture, the practical zhi. They illuminate the interplay of Chinese theories of language and Dao as Chinese wisdom and worldview. 

Readers who are familiar with pragmatics and postmodernism will recognize the common points in ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary Western philosophy, as they emerge through these chapters. The work will particularly appeal to scholars of philosophy, philosophy of language, communication studies and linguistics.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

1. Methodological and historical inquiry
2. Four notions of names
3. Synthesis of language and reality
4. Moral practice and language
5. Sociopolitical practice and language
6. Linguistic practice and language
7. Speech
8. Argument
9. Dao
10. Practical Zhi (實踐之智)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan (晏子春秋)

Translator:
Olivia Milburn

Publisher:
Brill

Publication Year:
2016




Abstract:


The Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan is a biography of the most important statesmen and political thinkers of the Eastern Zhou dynasty China: Yan Ying (d. 500 BCE). Living through an exceptionally troubled period, he served three rulers and two dictators of the state of Qi, in Shandong Province. His experiences informed his revolutionary theories concerning the relationship between the individual and the state. Long considered to be a forgery, recent archaeological discoveries have proved the Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan to be a genuinely ancient text. This book provides not only the first complete translation of the text into any Western language, but a detailed analysis of the context in which it was produced.

Table of Contents:

Preliminary Material
pp i –xxxi

1.1 The Textual History of the Yanzi chunqiu
pp 3 –67

1.2 The Key Personalities of the Yanzi chunqiu
pp 68 –114

1.3 The Political Context of the Yanzi chunqiu
pp 115 –160

2.1 The Inner Chapters: Remonstrances, Part One
pp 163 –201

2.2 The Inner Chapters: Remonstrances, Part Two
pp 202 –237

2.3 The Inner Chapters: Questions, Part One
pp 238 –273

2.4 The Inner Chapters: Questions, Part Two
pp 274 –304

2.5 The Inner Chapters: Miscellaneous Tales, Part One
pp 305 –338

2.6 The Inner Chapters: Miscellaneous Tales, Part Two
pp 339 –366

2.7 The Outer Chapters: Stories That are Similar to Others Told of Master Yan
pp 367 –399

2.8 The Outer Chapters: Stories That Do Not Accord With Classical Accounts
pp 400 –420

3.1 An Analysis of the Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan
pp 423 –453

Bibliography
pp 455 –475

Index
pp 476 –485


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ximing Monastery: History and Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Author:
Xiang Wang

Publisher:
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Publication Year:
2015




Abstract:

Presented in the cultural context of medieval Chang’an and the broader network of Buddhist Asia, this book provides an interdisciplinary study of Ximing Monastery (Ximingsi 西明寺) in Tang China (618-907). As a premier center of Buddhist learning, Ximingsi not only served as a national shrine active in state-protection movement, but also attracted a steady stream of Chinese pundits, Indian missionaries, Korean scholars and Japanese pilgrims. Despite its fame, Ximingsi has yet to receive a full scholarly treatment. 

Drawing from a large body of widely-scattered literature as well as numerous marginal notes, the first part of the book offers a consideration of the monastery’s dark prehistory, a sketch of its literary imaginaire, and a presentation of its complex religio-political history, with special attention to the interaction between politics and Buddhism. The present study also attempts to reconstruct the religious space of Ximingsi in relation to the Indian Jetavana Vihara and the Daianji Temple in Japan. Lastly, the final chapters explore the monastery's celebrated library, highlighting its rich bibliographical tradition and its role in cultural exchange between China and Japan.

戦国縦横家書

Editors:
大西克也,大櫛敦弘

Publisher:
東方書店

Publication Year:
2015



Abstract:

『戦国縦横家書』とは、長沙馬王堆三号漢墓より出土した帛書群のうちの一つで、中国の戦国時代に諸国間の外交の場で活躍したとされている人々(縦横家)の書簡や故事を集めた書物である。『史記』や『戦国策』など既存の文献資料と同内容の記事が見えると同時に、それまで知られることのなかった記事も多く含まれており、戦国諸国間の関係など、この時代の状況を知る上での重要な史料として注目され、さらには既存文献との関係や書籍としての体裁、書体や文字・語句の用法など、その史料としての価値は多方面に及ぶ。

Table of Contents:

目次
凡例
解題
1 自趙獻書燕王章
2 使韓山獻書燕王章
3 使盛慶獻書於燕王章
4 自齊獻書於燕王章
5 謂燕王章
6 自梁獻書於燕王章(一)
7 自梁獻書於燕王章(二)
8 謂齊王章(一)
9 謂齊王章(二)
10 謂齊王章(三)
11 自趙獻書於齊王章(一)
12 自趙獻書於齊王章(二)
13 韓■獻書於齊章
14 謂齊王章(四)
15 須賈説穣侯章
16 朱己謂魏王章
17 謂起賈章
18 觸龍見趙太后章
19 秦客卿造謂穣侯章
20 謂燕王章
21 獻書趙王章
22 謂陳軫章
23 虞卿謂春申君章
24 公仲■謂韓王章
25 李園謂辛梧章
26 見田■於梁南章
27 麛皮對邯鄲君章
あとがき
論著目録
索引(人名・地名・書名・事項)

Friday, January 15, 2016

[Dissertation] Mirrors from 500–200 BC Middle Yangzi Region: Design and Manufacture

Author:
Kin Sum (Sammy) Li 李建深

School:

Princeton University

Advisor:

Bagley, Robert

Department:
Art and Archaeology Department

Year:
2015

Abstract:


This dissertation investigates how and why bronze mirrors from 500-200 BC Middle Yangzi Region of China were designed and manufactured. Study of the designs and manufacturing techniques of mirrors reveals the decision-making process of the producers and the organization of their factories. Before 500 BC, mirror decorations were executed via freehand carving on molds or models. After 500 BC, however, such direct carving of decorations was superseded by a technique called "the multiple-transfer method", which enabled the mass production of mirrors. The invention of the method implies that there was likely a market demand large enough to encourage mass production. 

By reconstructing the production processes of the method, tracing the histories of diverse designs, and relating the producers' choices of designs to manufacturing techniques, we can postulate that there were at least two systems competing simultaneously in the mirror market. This dissertation revisits prevailing art historical and archaeological assumptions and offers new trajectories of research that incorporates socio-economic analyses in studies of ancient China. It also attempts to create methods of conducting experiments with images.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sogdians in China: Archaeological and Art Historical Analyses of Tombs and Texts from the 3rd to the 10th Century AD (在中國的粟特人:以公元3至10世紀考古發掘和歷史文獻為基礎的考古與藝術史研究)

Author:
Wertmann, Patrick

Publisher:
Zabern Philipp Von Gmbh

Publication Year:
2015




Abstract:

Sogdians, originating from present-day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, dominated one of history’s greatest trade empires, extending from Constantinople to Korea between the 6th and 8th centuries AD. They established settlements in China and were granted positions of the highest rank at the imperial court. In recent years, richly equipped tombs attributed to members of the Sogdian diaspora were discovered in north and west China. The burial objects and inscriptions in these tombs offer surprising insights into the lives of these Central Asians. 

Patrick Wertmann followed the routes of the Sogdian traders and documented for his dissertation their traces in 54 museums and collections in eight countries, particularly in China. This fifth volume of the series Archaeology in China and East Asia offers the most comprehensive overview of Sogdian artefacts thus far assembled, with numerous colour photographs by the author.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

隋唐佛教社會の基層構造の研究

Editor: 
氣賀澤保規 (Kegasawa, Yasunori)

Publisher: 
汲古書院

Publication Year: 
2015-9





Table of Contents:

序(氣賀澤保規)

河北曲陽の八会寺隋仏教石経とその背景(氣賀澤保規)

安岳臥仏院の刻経と涅槃大仏―唐代四川の仏教社会基層構造の一断面(肥田路美)

晋城硤石山青蓮寺所蔵の唐碑(松浦典弘)

天龍山石窟唐代窟の編年研究(八木春生)

則天武后による儀鳳の舎利頒布―山西潞州の梵境寺儀鳳三年舎利塔銘をたがかりに(高瀬奈津子)

中国における蒙元時代(モンゴル時代)石刻研究の最前線(櫻井智美)

北魏墓誌の「史料」的性格―追贈と改葬を手がかりに(室山留美子)

隋煬帝墓誌の発見とその復元―唐初政治史の一側面(氣賀澤保規)

唐代における山東五姓婚姻とその政治的影響力について―崔・盧・鄭氏婚姻表の作成による考察(前田愛子)

北朝隋唐五代 山西南部仏教石刻目録(江川式部)

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Mingqi Pottery Buildings of Han Dynasty China 206 BC- AD 220: Architectural Representations & Represented Architecture

Author:
Guo, Qinghua

Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press

Publication Year:
2016 (paperback)




Abstract:

An enormous number of burial objects have been unearthed from ancient tombs in archaeological excavations in China. These mingqi were made in all kinds of materials and in a broad range of forms, techniques and craftsmanship. In this book Qinghua Guo examines a particular type of mingqi -- pottery building. The striking realism of the pottery buildings suggests that they were modelled after actual buildings. They bring to life courtyard houses, manors, towers, granaries and pigsty-privies, as well as cooking ranges and well pavilions. These pottery buildings, previously little known, preserve knowledge of antiquity and demonstrate the architectural quality and structural variety of the period. 

The author identifies the typology of the pottery buildings they signify in terms of ontology and semiology, in order to provide a conceptual map for classification, and identifies building systems reflected by the mingqi to detect architectonic systems of the Han dynasty. Key features of this volume include: Cross-disciplinary research -- architectural study interlocking with archaeological study; architectural study interlocking with graphic study. The Han pottery buildings are important architectural models from the ancient world, and are contrasted with wooden houses of Middle-Kingdom Egypt and brick buildings of the Minor civilisation, Crete, allowing cross-cultural comparisons.

Table of Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: History and Research
1 Fortified Courtyard Houses 
2 Multi-Storeyed and Multi-Eaved Buildings
3 Towers
4 Granaries and Storehouses
5 Stoves and Wells 
6 Pigsties and Privies 
7 Roof Types and Ridge Ornaments 
8 Production Methods and Techniques 
9 Utilization or Representation? Gate-Shaped Tomb Bricks 

Glossary of Chinese Characters 
Bibliography
Index


Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Practice of Imagery in the Northern Chinese Steppe (5th - 1st Centuries BCE)

Author:
KOST, Catrin.

Publisher:
Bonn : Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität

Publication Year:
2014




Table of Contents:


Preface by Emma C. Bunker ..................................9
Acknowledgements ..............................................11
Introduction ........................................................13

Theoretical and methodological considerations
regarding images .................................................... 17

Image and image object – an attempt towards a definition ..................18
The medium as a message? ................................................. 20
Agents, storage media, copies, symbols – the image of images ............22

Remarks on the general approach in this work ................ 28

History of research ................................................. 29

Definition of the research area ................................... 35

The archaeology of the research area .......................... 40

South of mount Manhan – the Maoqinggou culture ...............41

In the Ordos region – the Taohongbala culture ....................48

Southern Ningxia and eastern Gansu – the Yanglang culture ..........55
   
The Xiongnu Empire ..................................................... 59

Contacts between the northern Chinese steppe and the Dian culture? 
    ..............65

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT ............................................. 69

In good times as in bad – the instable relationship between the
Chinese and the Barbarians as depicted in written sources ...............70

Wild animals and kings of the left and right –
the northern peoples as portrayed in written sources ..................... 78

Between concreteness and imagination – remarks on the reliability of written sources     81

REMARKS ON SOURCE MATERIALS AND
CRITERIA FOR INTRODUCING QUALITY GROUPS ....................... 83

OF BELT BUCKLES, BELT HOOKS, AND BELT PLAQUES .................86

THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL
WHICH IS THE FOCUS OF THIS STUDY .....................101

DESCRIPTIONS OF MOTIFS .......................................103

THE DISTRIBUTION OF MOTIFS, MATERIALS AND
FORMAL PROPERTIES IN TIME AND SPACE ............................... 129

SUMMARY AND FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS ............................ 139

Motif groups and motifs: Indications for an intentional use? ............... 139

Individual depictions: Indicators of the local subsistence strategy? ...... 140

Formal properties of belt plaques – 
suggestions on the interpretation of similar patterns of distribution ...............141

BELT PLAQUES AND IMAGES IN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT ..... 143

THOUGHTS ON THE STATUS OF THE PERSONS BURIED WITH BELT PLAQUES .................................. 149

SUMMARY AND INTERPRETATION ................................167

IMAGES AS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOURCE?

RÉSUMÉ AND FUTURE RESEARCH ..............................171

BIBLIOGRAPHY ........................................................173
GLOSSARY . ............................................................196
CATALOGUE ............................................................200
MAPS .................................................................... 247
PLATES .................................................................. 263

Monday, January 4, 2016

[日本古寫經善本叢刊・第9輯] 高僧傳卷五 ; 續高僧傳卷二八・卷二九・卷三〇

Editors:
國際佛教學大學院大學日本古寫經研究所文科省戰略プロジェクト實行委員會

Publication Year:
2015

Publisher:
國際佛教學大學院大學日本古寫經研究所文科省戰略プロジェクト實行委員會




Table of Contents:

緒言(今西順吉)

高僧傳篇 (定源)

 ・金剛寺一切經本 卷五 解題・影印・翻刻
 ・七寺一切經本 卷五 解題・影印
 ・興聖寺一切經本 卷三・卷四 解題・影印
 ・四天王寺藏法隆寺一切經本 卷三・卷四 解題・影印
 ・「日本新出『高僧傳』古寫經本研究序説
          ―刊本との比較に基づく成立問題の一試論」

續高僧傳篇

 ・京都国立博物館藏五月一日經
      重要文化財『続高僧傳』卷第二十八 解題(赤尾栄慶)
 ・五月一日經『続高僧傳』卷二八・卷二九・卷三〇解題(池 麗梅)
 ・京都国立博物館藏
      五月一日經『続高僧傳』卷二八 影印・翻刻(池 麗梅)
 ・東大寺藏五月一日經『続高僧傳』卷二九 翻刻(池 麗梅)
 ・正倉院聖語藏
      五月一日經『続高僧傳』卷三〇 影印・翻刻(池 麗梅)

 ・『續高僧傳』卷頭目録諸本対照 影印・翻刻(池 麗梅) 

あとがき(落合俊典)


Saturday, January 2, 2016

[Dissertation] World Views and Military Policies in the Early Roman and Western Han Empires

Author:
Wang, Zhongxiao 王忠孝

School:

Leiden University

Department:
Institute of History, Faculty of the Humanities

Year:
2015

Abstract:


This thesis, from a comparative perspective, examines the worldview and its interplay to the frontier and military policies in early periods of the two ancient empires on Eurasian: Rome and Han China. The first part (chapter 1 and chapter 2) concerns the formation and transformation of the world views of Rome and Qin-Han China in their respectively lengthy trajectories of empire-building. It is followed by part two (chapter 3 and chapter 4) in which I shift my focus from ideology to practical issues in attempt to observe how the distinctive world views held by the elite class of Rome and China were manifested and interacted with the actual policy-making and territorial conquests. The last part of the dissertation (chapter 5 and chapter 6) concentrates on the roles of emperors. By highlighting the distinctive roles that the Roman and Chinese emperors had played, it allows audience to have a better understanding in the similarities, and especially the crucial differences concerning the perception of the world and actual policies discussed above. Also, I hope this tentative comparative study sheds some lights on the reflection of the concept of empire in current scholarship of ancient history.


Friday, January 1, 2016

シルクロードの来世観 Ancient Afterlife Beliefs along the Silk Road

Editor:
白須淨眞

Publisher:
勉誠出版

Publication Year:
2015



Abstract:

「生前中は、皆様より格別なご厚情、ご愛顧をいただき…」という遺族の挨拶に、違和感を持つ人はいない。東アジア世界が、「現世」を「生前」と認識してきたのは、過去世、現世、来世の三世のうち、「来世」に対する尋常でない関心の強さが背景にあるからであろう。そのような観念的虚構世界は、独自の固有性を保ちながらも、多くの共通点とともに、世界各域に数多く見出すことができる。広大なユーラシアの大地を媒体とする巨大な交流総体「シルクロード」が持っている文化交流の蓄積のなかに浮かび上がる、ひとびとの来世観。

Table of Contents:

[総論]
シルクロードの来世観 白須淨眞

[Ⅰ 来世観への敦煌学からのスケール]
シルクロードの敦煌資料が語る中国の来世観 荒見泰史

[Ⅱ 昇天という来世観]
シルクロード古墓壁画の大シンフォニー―四世紀後半期、トゥルファン地域の「来迎・昇天」壁画 白須淨眞

シルクロードの古墓の副葬品に見える「天に昇るための糸」―五~六世紀のトゥルファン古墓の副葬品リストにみえる「攀天糸万万九千丈」 門司尚之

シルクロードの古墓から出土した不思議な木函―四世紀後半期、トゥルファン地域の「昇天アイテム」とその容れ物 白須淨眞

[Ⅲ 現世の延長という来世観]
シルクロード・河西の古墓から出土した木板が語るあの世での結婚―魏晋期、甘粛省高台県古墓出土の「冥婚鎮墓文」 許飛

[Ⅳ 来世へのステイタス]
シルクロードの古墓から出土した偽物の「玉」―五~六世紀のトゥルファン古墓の副葬品リストに見える「玉豚」の現実 大田黒綾奈

[Ⅴ 死後審判があるという来世観]
十世紀敦煌文献に見る死後世界と死後審判―その特徴と流布の背景について 髙井龍