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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Imitations of the Self: Jiang Yan and Chinese Poetics 江淹與中國詩學

Nicholas Morrow Williams

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Imitations of the Self reevaluates the poetry of Jiang Yan (444–505), long underappreciated because of its pervasive reliance on allusion, by emphasizing the self-conscious artistry of imitation. In context of “imitation poetry,” the popular genre of the Six Dynasties era, Jiang’s work can be seen as the culmination of central trends in Six Dynasties poetry. His own life experiences are encoded in his poetry through an array of literary impersonations, reframed in traditional literary forms that imbue them with renewed significance. A close reading of Jiang Yan’s poetry demonstrates the need to apply models of interpretation to Chinese poetry that do justice to the multiplicity of authorial self-representation.

Table of Contents:

Preliminary Material  
Introduction—The Double Voice
1 A Brocade of Words: Theories of Poetic Imitation
2 The Reciprocal Origins of Pentasyllabic Verse and of Imitation Poetry

3 Impersonation and the Art of Authorship
4 Echoing through the Rafters: The Afterlife of Jian’an
5 Self-Portrait as Sea Anemone, and Other Impersonations of Jiang Yan
6 Jiang Yan’s Allusive and Illusive Journeys

7 Pathways in Obscurity: Jiang Yan and Ruan Ji
Appendix: Jiang Yan’s Poems in Diverse Forms
Works Cited

Tuesday, December 23, 2014




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Table of Contents:

【本  編】

1 宋→倭国 孝武帝の詔、大明六年(四六二)条
2 倭国→宋 倭王武の上表、昇明二年(四七八)条
3 倭国→隋 致書、大業三年(六〇七)条
4 隋→倭国 慰労詔書、推古十六年(六〇八)八月壬子(十二日)条
5 倭国→隋 慰労詔書、推古十六年(六〇八)九月辛巳(十一日)条
6 日本→新羅 慰労詔書、慶雲三年(七〇六)正月丁亥(十二日)条
7 日本→新羅 慰労詔書、慶雲三年(七〇六)十一月癸卯(三日)条
8 日本→新羅の金順貞 勅書、神亀三年(七二六)七月戊子(十三日)条
9 渤海→日本 王啓、神亀五年(七二八)正月甲寅(十七日)条
10 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、神亀五年(七二八)四月壬午(十六日)条
11 唐→日本 論事勅書、開元二十三年(七三五)
12 渤海→日本 王啓、天平十一年(七三九)十二月戊辰(十日)条
13 新羅→日本 奏/日本→新羅 詔、天平勝宝四年(七五二)六月己丑(十四日)条
14 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、天平勝宝五年(七五三)六月丁丑(八日)条
15 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、天平宝字三年(七五九)二月戊戌朔条
16 渤海→日本 中台省牒、天平宝字三年(七五九)十月辛亥(十八日)条
17 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、宝亀三年(七七二)二月己卯(二十八日)条
18 日本→渤海 慰労詔書・弔喪書、宝亀八年(七七七)五月癸酉(二十三日)条
19 日本→新羅 慰労詔書、宝亀十一年(七八〇)二月庚戌(十五日)条
20 渤海→日本 王啓・告喪啓、延暦十五年(七九六)四月戊子(二十七日)条
21 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、延暦十五年(七九六)五月丁未(十七日)条
22 渤海→日本 王啓、延暦十五年(七九六)十月己未(二日)条
23 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、延暦十七年(七九八)五月戊戌(十九日)条
24 渤海→日本 王啓、延暦十七年(七九八)十二月壬寅(二十七日)条
25 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、延暦十八年(七九九)四月己丑(十五日)条
26 渤海→日本 王啓、延暦十八年(七九九)九月辛酉(二十日)条
27 渤海→日本 王啓、弘仁元年(八一〇)九月丙寅(二十九日)条
28 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、弘仁二年(八一一)正月丁巳(二十二日)条
29 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、弘仁六年(八一五)正月甲午(二十二日)条
30 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、弘仁七年(八一六)五月丁卯(二日)条
31 渤海→日本 王啓、弘仁十年(八一九)十一月甲午(二十日)条
32 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、弘仁十一年(八二〇)正月甲午(二十一日)条
33 渤海→日本 王啓、弘仁十二年(八二一)十一月乙巳(十三日)条
34 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、弘仁十三年(八二二)正月癸丑(二十一日)条
35 日本→渤海 慰労詔書、天長三年(八二六)五月辛巳(十五日)条
36 新羅→日本 執事省牒、承和三年(八三六)十二月丁酉(三日)条
37 渤海→日本 王啓・別状・中台省牒、承和九年(八四二)三月辛丑(六日)条
38 日本→渤海 慰労詔書・太政官牒、承和九年(八四二)四月丙子(十二日)条
39 渤海→日本 王啓・中台省牒、嘉祥二年(八四九)三月戊辰(十四日)条
40 日本→渤海 慰労詔書・太政官牒、嘉祥二年(八四九)五月乙丑(十二日)条
41 渤海→日本 王啓・中台省牒、貞観元年(八五九)五月十日乙丑条
42 日本→渤海 慰労詔書・太政官牒、貞観元年(八五九)六月二十三日丁未条
43 渤海→日本 王啓・中台省牒、貞観十四年(八七二)五月十八日乙丑条
44 日本→渤海 慰労詔書・太政官牒、貞観十四年(八七二)五月二十五日甲午条
45 渤海→日本 王啓・中台省牒、元慶元年(八七七)四月十八日己丑条
46 日本→渤海 太政官牒、元慶元年(八七七)
47 日本→渤海 太政官牒、寛平四年(八九二)
48 日本→渤海 法皇賜渤海裴〓書、延喜八年(九〇八)
49 日本→渤海 賜渤海国大使裴〓位記、延喜二十年(九二〇)
50 東丹→日本 怠状、延長八年(九三〇)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry : Text, Context, and Culture

Paul W. Kroll



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Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, and ci, are examined, with a special focus on poetry’s negotiation with tradition and historical context. Dozens of previously untranslated works are here rendered in English for the first time, and readers will enter a literary culture that was deeply infused with imperatives of wit, learning, and empathy. Among the diverse topics met with in this volume are metaphysical poetry as a medium of social exchange, the place of ruins in Chinese poetry, the reality and imaginary of frontier borderlands, the enigma of misattribution, and how a 19th-century Frenchwoman discovered Tang poetry for the Western world.

Table of Contents:


Paul W. Kroll

Wendy Swartz 
Trading Literary Competence: Exchange Poetry in the Eastern Jin

Robert Joe Cutter
Shen Who Couldn't Write: Literary Relationships at the Court of Liu Jun

David R. Knechtges
Ruin and Remembrance in Classical Chinese Literature: The "Fu On The Ruined City" (蕪城賦) by Bao Zhao 鮑照

Ding Xiang Warner
An Offering to the Prince: Wang Bo's Apology for Poetry

Timothy Wai Keung Chan
Beyond Border and Boudoir: The Frontier in the Poetry of the Four Elites of Early Tang 

Paul W. Kroll
Heyue yingling ji 河嶽英靈集 and the Attributes of High Tang Poetry

Stephen Owen
Who Wrote That? Attribution in Northern Song Ci

Ronald Egan
When There Is a Parallel Text in Prose: Reading Lu You's 陸游 1170 Yangzi River Journey in Poetry and Prose

Pauline Yu
Judith Gautier and the Invention of Chinese Poetry

Collective Bibliography

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Paul W. Kroll

William G. Boltz, David R. Knechtges, Y. Edmund Lien, Antje Richter, Matthias L. Richter, Ding Xiang Warner

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A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is the long-desired Chinese – English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin.

As a lexicon meant for practical use, it immensely facilitates reading and translating historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Being primarily a dictionary of individual characters (zidian 字典) and the words they represent, it also includes an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes (lianmianci 連綿詞) as well as accurate identifications of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields. It aims to become the English-language resource of choice for all those seeking assistance in reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty.

Previous Chinese-English dictionaries have persistently mixed together without clarification all eras and styles of Chinese. But written Chinese in its 3,000 year history has changed and evolved even more than English has in its mere millennium, with classical and medieval Chinese differing more from modern standard Chinese than the language ofBeowulf or even that of Chaucer differs from modern English. This dictionary takes the user straight into the language of early and medieval texts, without the confusion of including meanings that developed only after 1000 CE. An added feature of the dictionary is its identification of meanings that were not developed and attached to individual graphs until the medieval period (approximately 250-1000 CE), setting these off where possible from earlier usages of the same graphs.

Those who have, or are acquiring, a basic understanding of classical grammar, whether approaching the language from a background either in modern Chinese or Japanese, will find it eases their labors appreciably and helps to solve countless problems of interpretation. Advanced students will find it to be the one reference work they want always close at hand.

The dictionary has an index by “radical” and stroke-number, and contains various appendices, including one with reign-eras and exact accession dates of emperors given according to both Chinese and Western calendars.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dao Companion to the Analects

Olberding, Amy

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This volume surveys the major philosophical concepts, arguments, and commitments of the Confucian classic, the Analects. In thematically organized chapters, leading scholars provide a detailed, scholarly introduction to the text and the signal ideas ascribed to its protagonist, Confucius.

The volume opens with chapters that reflect the latest scholarship on the disputed origins of the text and an overview of the broad commentarial tradition it generated. These are followed by chapters that individually explore key areas of the text’s philosophical landscape, articulating both the sense of concepts such as ren, li, and xiao as well as their place in the wider space of the text. A final section addresses prominent interpretive challenges and scholarly disputes in reading the Analects, evaluating, for example, the alignment between the Analects and contemporary moral theory and the contested nature of its religious sensibility.

Dao Companion to the Analects offers a comprehensive and complete survey of the text's philosophical idiom and themes, as well as its history and some of the liveliest current debates surrounding it. This book is an ideal resource for both researchers and advanced students interested in gaining greater insight into one of the earliest and most influential Confucian classics.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction, Amy Olberding.

- Part I Text and Context.-
2. History and Formation of the Analects, Tae Hyun Kim and Mark Csikszentmihalyi.- 
3. The Commentarial Tradition, John B. Henderson and On-Cho Ng.- 
4. Confucius and His Communit, Yuet Keung Lo.

- Part II The Conceptual Landscape.- 
5. Ren 仁: An Exemplary Life, Karyn Lai.- 
6. Ritual and Rightness in the Analect, Hagop Sarkissian.- 
7. Family Reverence (xiao 孝) in the Analects:
Confucian Role Ethics and the Dynamics of Intergenerational Transmission, Roger T. Ames and Henry Rosemont Jr..- 
8. Language and Ethics in the Analects, Hui Chieh Loy.- 
9. Uprightness, Indirection, Transparency, Lisa Raphals.- 
10. Cultivating the Self in Concert with Others, David B. Wong.- 
11. Perspectives on Moral Failure in the Analects, Amy Olberding.

- Part III Mapping the Landscape: Issues in Interpretation.- 
12. The Analects and Moral Theory, Stephen C. Angle.- 
13. Religious Thought and Practice in the Analects, Erin M. Cline.- 
14. The Analects and Forms of Governance, Tongdong Bai.- 
15. Why Care? A Feminist Re-appropriation of Confucian Xiao 孝, Li-Hsiang Lisa Rosenlee.- 
16. Balancing Conservatism and Innovation: The Pragmatic Analects, Sor-hoon Tan.

Index Locorum.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

[Conference] From Shuihuidi to Liye : Forty years of archeological discoveries and their significance for Chinese History

Collège de France



Thursday 18 : New Perspectives on Ancient China : Researches on Qin and Han Excavated Texts.

Morning :
  • 10h-13h : Qin-Han excavated texts reading session lead by Professors Robin Yates and Anthony Barbieri-Low : Zhangjiashan 張家山 legal documents and Liye 里耶 administrative documents.
Afternoon : 14h-15h30
  • Alain Thote : “Early Chinese Manuscripts Discovered in Tombs : the Case of Rishu 日書.”
  • Marc Kalinowski : “Some remarks on the relationship between the Qin and Han excavated legal texts and daybook text type manuscripts.” 
  • Marianne Bujard : "Rishu within the scope of Qin and Han religion.”
  • Enno Giele : “Administrative Documents from Jianshui 肩水.”
  • Eric Trombert : “Was the farming system of the military settlements (屯田 / 軍屯) really sustainable ? About an unpublished manuscript from Juyan 居延.”
  • Arnaud Bertrand : “Excavating the eastern administrative border of Dunhuang imperial commandery during the former Han dynasty.”
  • General discussion
Friday 19 : From Shuihudi to Liye, from law on paper to law in practice ?
Morning (9-12) :
  • “Forms of Legislation during the Qin and Han,” the different types of laws, including statutes, ordinances, precedents, etc., by Robin Yates
  • “The Evolution of Statutory Law from the Qin to the Han,” with highlight on some of the continuities from the Qin laws to the Tang Code, by Anthony Barberi-Low.
Afternoon (14-17) : discussion, animated by three short presentations
  • Jérôme Bourgon : From the redemption of punishments to their commutation and abolition : questions about “changes” and “progress” of the Chinese legal system under Qing and Han dynasty
  • Frédéric Constant : The “Confucianization of law”, after the toppling of the “cruel Legalist dynasty of Qin” : An outdated historical myth?
  • Luca Gabbiani : “Contracts” in Chinese history: some remarks and questions.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Chinese Architecture in an Age of Turmoil, 200-600

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

University of Hawaii Press

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Between the fall of the Han dynasty in 220 CE and the year 600, more than thirty dynasties, kingdoms, and states rose and fell on the eastern side of the Asian continent. The founders and rulers of those polities represented the spectrum of peoples in North, East, and Central Asia. Nearly all of them built palaces, altars, temples, tombs, and cities, and almost without exception, the architecture was grounded in the building tradition of China. Illustrated with more than 475 color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and drawings, Chinese Architecture in an Age of Turmoil uses all available evidence—Chinese texts, secondary literature in six languages, excavation reports, and most important, physical remains—to present the architectural history of this tumultuous period in China’s history. Its author, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, arguably North America’s leading scholar of premodern Chinese architecture, has done field research at nearly every site mentioned, many of which were unknown twenty years ago and have never been described in a Western language.

The physical remains are a handful of pagodas, dozens of cave-temples, thousands of tombs, small-scale evidence of architecture such as sarcophaguses, and countless representations of buildings in paint and relief sculpture. Together they narrate an expansive architectural history that offers the first in-depth study of the development, century-by-century, of Chinese architecture of third through the sixth centuries, plus a view of important buildings from the two hundred years before the third century and the resolution of architecture of this period in later construction. The subtext of this history is an examination of Chinese architecture that answers fundamental questions such as: What was achieved by a building system of standardized components? Why has this building tradition of perishable materials endured so long in China? Why did it have so much appeal to non-Chinese empire builders? Does contemporary architecture of Korea and Japan enhance our understanding of Chinese construction? How much of a role did Buddhism play in construction during the period under study? In answering these questions, the book focuses on the relation between cities and monuments and their heroic or powerful patrons, among them Cao Cao, Shi Hu, Empress Dowager Hu, Gao Huan, and lesser-known individuals. Specific and uniquely Chinese aspects of architecture are explained. The relevance of sweeping—and sometimes uncomfortable—concepts relevant to the Chinese architectural tradition such as colonialism, diffusionism, and the role of historical memory also resonate though the book.

Table of Contents:
Division and reorganization into visions of empire
Han beginnings
The third century: emergence of Buddhist architecture
The fourth century: permanent materials for worship, death, and 

The fifth century: architecture for barbarian dynasties
The sixth century: wooden halls revealed
Patterns and achievements of third-through-sixth-century 

Seeing China through Korea and Japan