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Monday, September 26, 2016

Astronomy and Calendars - The Other Chinese Mathematics: 104 BC - AD 1644

Martzloff, Jean-Claude

Publication Date:
September 2, 2016

Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Presented from the viewpoint of the history of mathematics, this book explores both epistemological aspects of Chinese traditional mathematical astronomy and lunisolar calendrical calculations. The following issues are addressed: (1) connections with non-Chinese cultural areas; (2) the possibility or impossibility of using mathematics to predict astronomical phenomena, a question that was constantly raised by the Chinese from antiquity through medieval times; (3) the modes of representation of numbers, and in particular the zero, found in the context of Chinese calendrical calculations; and (4) a detailed analysis of lunisolar calendrical calculations. Fully worked-out examples and comparisons between the results of calculations and the content of Chinese historical calendars from various periods are provided.

Traditional Chinese calendrical and mathematical astronomy consists of permanently reformed mathematical procedures designed to predict, but not explain, phenomena pertaining to astronomy and related areas. Yet, despite appearances, models of the mathematical techniques hidden behind this voluminous corpus reveal that they depend on a limited number of clear-cut mathematical structures. Although only a small fraction of these techniques have been fully studied, what is known surprisingly broadens our knowledge of the history of Chinese mathematics.

Sinologists interested in the history of Chinese science, and anyone interested in the history of Chinese mathematics, the Chinese calendar, and the history of Chinese mathematical astronomy from its origin (104 BC) to its European reform (AD 1644) will find this book very useful. The present English language edition is a fully revised and updated version of the French original. Even though this is a research monograph in sinology, no particular sinological background is required, although a basic understanding of ‘concrete mathematics’ is needed.

Table of contents:

Part I Chinese Astronomical Canons and Calendars
      II Calculations
      III Examples of Calculations

Friday, September 23, 2016


落合淳思 (OCHIAI Atsushi)


Publication Date:
January 22, 2015



Table of Contents:

序章 甲骨文字に記された殷王朝の社会
第1章 殷王朝の前期・中期
第2章 殷王朝の支配体制
第3章 神々への祭祀儀礼
第4章 戦争と神秘性による支配―紀元前十三世紀
第5章 政治の転換と安定期の到来―紀元前十二世紀
第6章 動揺、集権化、そして滅亡―紀元前十一世紀
終章 殷王朝の歴史的位置

Monday, September 19, 2016

Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE

Victor Cunrui Xiong


Publication Date:

Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different capital cities in the region which served eleven different dynasties from the Western Zhou dynasty, when the first capital city made its appearance in Luoyang, to the great Tang dynasty, when Luoyang experienced a golden age. It examines the political histories of these cities, explores continuity and change in urban form with a particular focus on city layouts and landmark buildings, and discusses the roles of religions, especially Buddhism, and illustrious city residents. Overall the book provides an accessible survey of a broad sweep of premodern Chinese urban history.

Table of Contents:


1. Genesis: From Luoyi 洛邑 to Wangcheng 王城

2. Eastern Han Luoyang: The Imperial Capital

3. Towards a National Metropolis: Cao-Wei and Western Jin Luoyang

4. Rebirth and Destruction: Northern Wei Luoyang

5. The Sui Eastern Capital

6. Tang Luoyang I: A Historical Perspective

7. Tang Luoyang II: Physical Characteristics

8. Tang Luoyang III: The Inhabitants

9. Epilogue

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


佐藤武敏 (Sato Taketoshi) 


Publication Date:
July, 2016






Table of Contents:

第一 呉太伯伝(呉の太伯の伝記)
第二 呉王寿夢伝(呉王寿夢の伝記)
第三 王僚使公子光伝(王僚の伝記と公子光・伍子胥が王僚を殺した顛末)
第四 闔閭内伝(闔閭の伝記)
第五 夫差内伝(夫差の伝記)
第六 越王無余外伝(越王無余の伝記)
第七 勾践入臣外伝(勾践、呉の臣となった伝え)
第八 勾践帰国外伝(勾践帰国後の決意)
第九 勾践陰謀外伝(勾践の陰謀)
第十 勾践伐呉外伝(勾践が呉を伐った次第と後日譚)

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Shenzi Fragments: A Philosophical Analysis and Translation 慎子

Eirik Lang Harris

Publication Date:
September 20, 2016

Columbia University Press


The Shenzi Fragments is the first complete translation in any Western language of the extent work of Shen Dao (350–275 B.C.E.). Though his writings have been recounted and interpreted in many texts, particularly in the work of Xunzi and Han Fei, very few Western scholars have encountered the political philosopher's original, influential formulations. This volume contains both a translation and analysis of the Shenzi fragments, explaining their distillation of the potent political theories circulating in China during the Warring States period, along with their seminal relationship to the Taoist and Legalist traditions and the philosophies of the Lüshi Chunqiu and the Huainanzi. These fragments outline a rudimentary theory of political order modeled on the natural world that recognizes the role of human self-interest in maintaining stable rule. Casting the natural world as an independent, amoral system, Shen Dao situates the source of moral judgment firmly within the human sphere, prompting political philosophy to develop in realistic directions. Harris's sophisticated translation is paired with commentary that clarifies difficult passages and obscure references. For sections open to multiple interpretations, he offers resources for further research and encourages readers to follow their own path to meaning, much as Shen Dao intended in his work. This volume offers a chance for English-language readers to grasp the full significance of Shen Dao's work among the pantheon of Chinese intellectuals.

Table of Contents:

Conventions and Abbreviations
Part I: A Philosophical Study of the Shenzi Fragments
Shen Dao's Political Philosophy
Shen Dao in the Early Chinese Intellectual Milieu
Part II: A Translation of the Shenzi Fragments
Appendix: Conversion and Finding Chart

Monday, September 5, 2016



Publication Date:
September 5, 2016




Table of Contents:

序 文  (工藤元男)

―河南・湖北・山西地域の西周墓葬の分析を中心として ―( 岡本真則)

― その変遷から見た春秋時代における女性の再婚の位置づけ ―(平林美理)






「士王」考 ― 士燮神格化までの過程と評価の変遷 ―(川手翔生)

慕容政権遷都考 ― 五胡十六国時代における胡族「侵入」の一形態 ― (峰雪幸人)

『儀礼』に見える「筮」について ―『易経』の成立に関する一考察 ― (川村 潮)

告地書と葬送習俗(森 和)

出土資料に見える刑徳七舎とその運行理論の相異について(小倉 聖)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Chinese History and Culture: Sixth Century B.C.E. to Seventeenth Century

Ying-shih Yü 余英時

Columbia University Press

Publication Date:
September 20, 2016


The recipient of the Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities and the Tang Prize for "revolutionary research" in Sinology, Ying-shih Yü is a premier scholar of Chinese studies. Chinese History and Culture volumes 1 and 2 bring his extraordinary oeuvre to English-speaking readers. Spanning two thousand years of social, intellectual, and political change, the essays in these volumes investigate two central questions through all aspects of Chinese life: as an ancient civilization, what core values sustained Chinese culture through centuries of upheaval; and in what ways did these values survive or Westernize in modern times?

From Yü Ying-shih's perspective, the Dao, or the Way constitutes the inner core of Chinese civilization. These essays explore the unique dynamics between Chinese intellectuals' discourse on the Dao or moral principles for a symbolized ideal world order and their criticism of contemporary reality throughout Chinese history. Volume 1 explores how the Dao was reformulated, expanded, defended, and preserved by Chinese intellectuals up to the seventeenth century, guiding them through history's darkest turns. Essays incorporate the evolving conception of the soul and the afterlife in pre- and post-Buddhist China, the significance of eating practices and social etiquette, the move toward greater individualism, the rise of the Neo-Daoist movement, the spread of Confucian ethics, and the growth of merchant culture and capitalism. A true panorama of Chinese culture's continuities and transition, this two-volume collection gives readers of all backgrounds a unique education in the meaning of Chinese civilization.

Table of Contents:

Author's Preface

Editorial Note

List of Abbreviations

Chronology of Dynasties

1. Between the Heavenly and the Human

2. Life and Immortality in the Mind of Han China

3. "O Soul, Come Back!" A Study in the Changing Conceptions of the Soul and Afterlife in Pre-Buddhist China

4. New Evidence on the Early Chinese Conception of Afterlife

5. Food in Chinese Culture: The Han Period

6. The Seating Order at the Hong Men Banquet

7. Individualism and the Neo-Daoist Movement in Wei-Jin China

8. Intellectual Breakthroughs in the Tang-Song Transition 

9. Morality and Knowledge in Zhu Xi's Philosophical System 

10. Confucian Ethics and Capitalism

11. Business Culture and Chinese Traditions-Toward a Study of the Evolution of Merchant Culture in Chinese History

12. Reorientation of Confucian Social Thought in the Age of Wang Yangming

13. The Intellectual World of Jiao Hong Revisited

14. Toward an Interpretation of Intellectual Transition in the Seventeenth Century



The John W. Kluge Prize Address and The Tang Prize for Sinology Acceptance Speech