Collège de France
Thursday 18 : New Perspectives on Ancient China : Researches on Qin and Han Excavated Texts.
- 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 About an unpublished manuscript from Juyan 居延.”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- Frédéric Constant : The “Confucianization of law”, after the toppling of the “cruel Legalist dynasty of Qin” : An outdated historical myth?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.