Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Perspectives on Early Korean Art: From Silla to Koryŏ

Kim, Youn-mi

University of Hawaii

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This volume, consisting of five chapters and an introduction, includes discussion of a variety of artworks, ranging from gold adornments found in Silla tombs to Koryŏ Buddhist paintings scattered in modern museum and private collections, that provide insight into the religious practices, aesthetics, cross-cultural exchanges, and everyday life of the people who made, used, appreciated, and circulated them. Based on thorough investigations of these artworks, their social context, and related texts, the five chapters in this book elucidate the cross-cultural interactions between the peoples and regions of Korea, China and South and Southeast Asia during the Silla to Koryŏ periods.

Table of Contents:

Introduction / Youn-mi Kim --

1. Iconography, technique, and context in Koryŏ buddhist paintings / Chung Woothak --

2. Seeing maitreya: aspiration and vision in an image from early eighth-century Silla / Rhi Juhyung --

3. (Dis)assembling the national canon: seventh-century " Esoteric" buddhist ritual, the Samguk yusa, and Sach'ŏnwang-sa / Youn-mi Kim --

4. The development of Koryŏ porcelain and the Chinese ceramic industry in the tenth century / Jang Namwon --

5. The gold jewelry of ancient Silla: syncretism of northern and southern Asian cultures / Joo Kyeongmi.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Ping Wang & Nicholas Morrow Williams

Hong Kong University Press

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From ancient times, China's remote and exotic South—a shifting and expanding region beyond the Yangtze River—has been an enduring theme in Chinese literature. For poets and scholar-officials in medieval China, the South was a barbaric frontier region of alienation and disease. But it was also a place of richness and fascination, and for some a site of cultural triumph over exile. The eight essays in this collection explore how tensions between pride in southern culture and anxiety over the alien qualities of the southern frontier were behind many of the distinctive features of medieval Chinese literature. They examine how prominent writers from this period depicted themselves and the South in poetic form through attitudes that included patriotic attachment and bitter exile. By the Tang dynasty, poetic symbols and clichés about the exotic South had become well established, though many writers were still able to use these in innovative ways. 

Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry is the first work in English to examine the cultural south in classical Chinese poetry. The book incorporates original research on key poets, such as Lu Ji, Jiang Yan, Wang Bo, and Li Bai. It also offers a broad survey of cultural and historical trends during the medieval period, as depicted in poetry. The book will be of interest to students of Chinese literature and cultural history.

Table of Contents:

List of Contributors

1.  Southland as Symbol
 —Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams

2.  Southern Metal and Feather Fan: The "Southern Consciousness" of Lu Ji
—David R. Knechtges

3.  Fan Writing: Lu Ji, Lu Yun and the Cultural Transactions between North and South
—Xiaofei Tian

4.  Plaint, Lyricism, and the South
—Ping Wang

5.  Farther South: Jiang Yan in Darkest Fujian
—Paul W. Kroll

6.  The Pity of Spring: A Southern Topos Reimagined by Wang Bo and Li Bai
—Nicholas Morrow Williams

7.  The Stele and the Drunkard: Two Poetic Allusions from Xiangyang
—Jie Wu 

8.  Jiangnan from the Ninth Century On: The Routinization of Desire
—Stephen Owen

Works Cited

Thursday, July 9, 2015




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総 説(關尾史郎)

第一部 簡 牘

 長沙東牌楼漢簡中の公文書と書信…………… 髙村武幸

 長沙呉簡中の「叩頭死罪白」文書木牘 ……… 伊藤敏雄

 長沙呉簡書法研究序説 ………………………… 王 素・宋少華/石原遼平訳

第二部 社 会


 ―名籍類を中心として― ………………………… 關尾史郎


 ―長沙呉簡中所見「戸品出銭」簡よりみる―… 安部聡一郎

長沙呉簡にみえる佃客と限米 ……………………… 谷口建速


                      …………………… 鷲尾祐子

長沙呉簡の傷病表記の特徴 ………………………… 福原啓郎


Monday, July 6, 2015

Daoism Excavated: Cosmos and Humanity in Early Manuscripts

WANG Zhongjiang

Livia Kohn

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Three Pines Press

Daoism Excavated is a first detailed exploration of Daoist cosmology, philosophy, and political vision as found in recently unearthed bamboo slips and silk manuscripts. Presenting a detailed, and often carefully philological, examination of the Taiyi shengshui, Hengxian, Fanwu liuxing, and Huangdi sijing, as well as of various versions of the Laozi, the book provides new insights into ancient Daoist thought and its various schools and lineages. It focuses particularly on different visions of the creation and unfolding of the universe and on the application of these alternative cosmologies in political thought and practice. Revising and expanding our understanding of traditional Chinese thinking, the book makes an essential contribution to Chinese studies, philosophy, and religion.

Table of Contents:
Daoist Cosmology in the Light of Excavated Manuscripts 1
1. Hengxian 恆先: Stages of Cosmic Unfolding 30
2. Taiyi shengshui 太一生水: Textual Structure and Conceptual Layers 63
3. Fanwu liuxing 凡物流形: From Oneness to Multiplicity 84
4. Huangdi sijing 黃帝四經: Governing through Oneness 112
5. Laozi 老子: “Dao Models Itself” 130
6. Laozi: “A Great Vessel” 157
7. Han Laozi: Variants and New Readings 173
Laozi Chapters Cited 194
Bibliography 195
Index 207

[Conference] The Chinese Writing System and Its Dialogue with Sumerian, Egyptian, and Mesoamerican Writing Systems

May 30-31, 2015

Rutgers University and Conference Center

Conference Program:

Friday May 29, 2015
Participants check in at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.

Saturday May 30, 2015
Registration and Refreshments

Welcome and Introduction
Ching-I Tu,Director,ConfuciusInstitute of Rutgers University (CIRU)

Opening Remarks
Kuang Yu Chen, Rutgers University

Panel I Theorizing Writing and Writing Systems
Moderator: Sarah Allen (Dartmouth College) (9:20 – 10:50)

Leo Depuydt (Brown University)
The Scientific Theory of Egyptian Hieroglyphic Writing in Boole’s, Saussure’s, and Maxwell’s Footsteps

Michael D. Carrasco (Florida State University)
Conventions and Linguistic Tropes in Olmec Art and Writing

Ilona Zsolnay (University of Pennsylvania)
Writing, What was it Good for? An Investigation into Intent

Coffee Break (10:50–11:00)

Panel 2 Probing Origins of Writing
Moderator:Ching-I Tu (Rutgers University)(11:00–12:30)

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (The University of Texas at Austin)
Writing after Accounting in the Ancient Near East

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos (Yale University)
A Comparative Approach to the Origin of Writing in Mesoamerica

Hui Wang (Shaanxi Normal University)
Methodology for Dating the Origin of Chinese Writing System

Lunch (12:30–1:30)

Panel 3 Proto-writings, Art and Symbols
Moderator: Dietrich Tschanz (Rutgers University) (1:30–3:00)

Yunzhi Wang (Henan University)
Chinese Writing System Occurred in the Yellow River Basin

He Zhang (William Paterson University)
Identification of a Group of Olmec Jade Design

Yongsheng Chen (Brown University)
Two Cognitive Principles Underlying the Usage of Determinatives in First
Writings: A Comparative Study of the Determinative in Egyptian and

Coffee Break (3:00–3:10)

Panel 4 Social and Cultural Context in the Formation of Writing
Moderator: Richard V. Simmons (Rutgers University) (3:10–5:40)

David Mora Marín (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The Social and Cultural Context of Early Mayan Writing and the Development of
Logographic and Logosyllabic Spelling Practices

Yaping Huang (Ocean University of China)
The Study of the Social Context of Literacy on the Oracle Bone Inscription in
Shang Dynasty

Mingchorng Hwang (Academia Sinica, Taipei)
Rethinking the Origin of Chinese Writing: Gene, Ethnic Groups, and Writing

Jonathan Smith (Christopher Newport University)
Writing Time: The Luni-Stellar Solution to the Origins ofthe Chinese Sexagenary
Cycle, and the Problem of Indigeneity

John Darnell (Yale University)
Illustrated Rocks and Illuminated Bodies: the Ritual Cosmographic Precursors of
Egyptian Writing

Reception and Dinner (6:00–8:00)

Sunday May 31, 2015

Panel 5 Archeology and the Origin of Writing Systems
Moderator: Richard V. Simmons (Rutgers University) (9:00–10:30)

Franco Rossi and William A. Saturno (Boston University)
An Archeology of Early Maya Writing

Yushu Gong (Peking University)
Principles for Creating Signs Used in Ancient Writing Systems from Sumer, Egypt and China

Kuang Yu Chen (Rutgers University)
A Model for Dating the Genesis of the Chinese Writing System: Comparison with Other First Writings

Coffee Break (10:30–10:40)

Panel 6 Transformation, Obsolecence, and Cataloguing
Moderator:Xin Ning (Jilin University)(10:40–12:10)

Zhenhao Song (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing)
Oracle Bone Inscriptions: Recent Work on Cataloguing

Philip Jones (University of Pennsylvania)
The Beginning of the End: Longer Term Perspectives on the Decline of Cuneiform in First Millennium BCE Babylonia

Joshua A. Roberson (University of Pennsylvania)
Whose Error, Anyway?Non-StandardOrthography,Cryptography, andthe Transmission of Texts: The Case of the Egyptian Underworld Books

Lunch (12:20–1:20)

Panel 7 Overview and Discussion
Panelists: Zhenhao Song, Sarah Allan, Adam Schwartz, David Mora Marín, Michael Carrasco,
Philip Jones, Ilona Zsolnay, Joshua Roberson, Leo Depuydt,

Friday, July 3, 2015


大川裕子 (Ohkawa Yuko)


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第一編 古代巴蜀地域の開発

第一章 古代巴の歴史―巴人の分布に関する一考察―
第二章 秦の蜀開発と都江堰―川西平原扇状地と都市・水利―  
第三章 鄭国渠と都江堰―戦国秦の水利開発―
第四章 漢代四川盆地丘陵地の開発

第二編 漢代北方辺境地域の開発

第一章 漢代北方辺境と晋北地域―文献史料を手がかりに―
第二章 漢代晋北地域の地域開発―現地視察をふまえて―

第三編 古代江南の開発 

第一章 范蠡三徙説話の形成―水上交通路との関係を中心に―
第二章 銭塘江逆流と秦漢時代の江南―鑑湖創設をめぐって―

第四編 植物からみる地域開発の多様性

第一章 イモからみた秦漢時代の巴蜀
第二章 中国史における芋類の地域性
第三章 黄河下流域における沙地利用の歴史的変遷