Thursday, May 31, 2018

Memory in Medieval China: Text, Ritual, and Community

Wendy Swartz and Robert F. Campany


Publication Date:
June 2018


Memory is not an inert container but a dynamic process. It can be structured by ritual, constrained by textual genre, and shaped by communities’ expectations and reception. Urging a particular view of the past on readers is a complex rhetorical act. The collective reception of portrayals of the past often carries weighty implications for the present and future. The essays collected in this volume investigate various aspects of memory in medieval China (ca. 100-900 CE) as performed in various genres of writing, from poetry to anecdotes, from history to tomb epitaphs. They illuminate ways in which the memory of individual persons, events, dynasties, and literary styles was constructed and revised through processes of writing and reading.

Table of Contents:

Robert Ford Campany and Wendy Swartz

1 Artful Remembrance: Reading, Writing, and Reconstructing the Fallen State in Lu Ji’s 陸機 “Bian wang” 辨亡
Meow Hui Goh

2 Intertextuality and Cultural Memory in Early Medieval China: Jiang Yan’s Imitations of Nearly Lost and Lost Writers
Wendy Swartz

3 On Mourning and Sincerity in the Li ji and the Shishuo xinyu
Jack W. Chen

4 “Making Friends with the Men of the Past”: Literati Identity and Literary Remembering in Early Medieval China
Ping Wang

5 Yu Xin’s “Memory Palace”: Writing Trauma and Violence in Early Medieval Chinese Aulic Poetry
Xiaofei Tian

6 Structured Gaps: The Qianzi wen 千字文 and Its Paratexts as Mnemotechnics
Christopher M.B. Nugent

7 Genre and the Construction of Memory: A Case Study of Quan Deyu’s 權德輿 (759-818) Funerary Writings for Zhang Jian 張薦 (744–804)
Alexei Ditter

8 Figments of Memory: “Xu Yunfeng” and the Invention of a Historical Moment
Sarah M. Allen

9 The Mastering Voice: Text and Aurality in the Ninth-century Mediascape
Robert Ashmore

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


松島隆真 (Matsushima, Tatsuma)


Publication Date:
March, 2018

Table of Contents:


序章 統一国家の形成
第一節 「天下」と「漢」――プロローグ
第二節 前漢前期政治史研究と「劉邦集団」・「郡国制」
第三節 ユーラシアの視点から――本書の課題

第一章 漢王朝の成立――高祖劉邦と功臣たちの軌跡65
第一節 魏人劉邦と功臣たち
第二節 功臣たちの授爵記事
第三節 高祖五年五月詔と爵制
第四節 高祖六年以降の功臣たち

第二章 陳渉から劉邦へ――秦末楚漢の国際秩序と正統性の原理
第一節 陳渉挙兵から懐王政権まで
第二節 争乱初期の秩序形成、および陳渉推戴記事の資料批判
第三節 項羽十八王擁立の実像
第四節 諸国内訌から楚漢戦争へ
第五節 「楚漢分争」と各国状勢
第六節 皇帝推戴から同姓諸侯王擁立開始まで

第三章 「郡国制」を問い直す――前漢前期の国制
第一節 諸侯王国は、漢王朝からどれほど自立していたか?
第二節 漢王朝と諸侯王国のあいだには、どれほど一体性があったのか?
第三節 「天下」の内と外

Friday, May 11, 2018

[Dissertation] Political Legitimacy in Chinese History: The Case of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535)

Liu Puning

Leiden University

De Weerdt H.G.D.G. 

Els P. van



The Northern Wei Dynasty 北 魏 (386-535), founded by a non-Chinese ethnic group, competed with a series of Chinese ruling houses, collectively referred to as the Southern Dynasties 南朝 (420-589), in being perceived as the legitimate rulers of China. Scholars throughout Chinese history weighed in on the question of which side should be considered legitimate: the Northern Wei, the Southern Dynasties, neither, or both? This dissertation analyzes political legitimacy in Chinese history, with the Northern Wei as a case study. First it provides a historical background of the legitimacy dispute (chapter 1). It continues to analyze the various legitimation practices adopted by the Northern Wei and the Southern Dynasties (chapter 2). The dissertation then continues by studying, in chronological order, fourteen premodern Chinese scholars’ views on the legitimacy of the Northern Wei and the Southern Dynasties (chapter 3, 4, and 5). With reference to the legitimacy dispute between the Northern Wei and the Southern Dynasties, this dissertation not only investigates practical criteria of legitimacy, which can be classified as cosmological, moral, historical, ethnic, and geographical, but also describes the evolution and disintegration of traditional Chinese views of legitimacy (chapter 6).

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. History of the Northern Wei and the Southern Dynasties
Chapter 2. The Contest for Legitimacy
Chapter 3. Early Views on the Legitimacy of the Northern Wei
Chapter 4. Wang Tong’s 王通 Views on the Legitimacy of the Northern Wei
Chapter 5. Later Views on the Legitimacy of the Northern Wei
Chapter 6. Evolution and Disintegration of Traditional Chinese Views of 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus

Ernest Caldwell

Publication Date:
May 2018



The legal institutions of the short-lived Qin dynasty (221 BCE-207 BCE) have been vilified by history as harsh and draconian. Yet ironically, many Qin institutional features, such as written statutory law, were readily adopted by subsequent dynasties as the primary means for maintaining administrative and social control.

This book utilizes both traditional texts and archeologically excavated materials to explore how these influential Qin legal institutions developed. Firstly, it investigates the socio-political conditions which led to the production of law in written form. It then goes on to consider how the intended function of written law influenced the linguistic composition of legal statutes, as well as their physical construction. Using a function and form approach, it specifically analyses the Shuihudi legal corpus. However, unlike many previous studies of Chinese legal manuscripts, which have focused on codicological issues of transcription and translation, this book considers the linguistic aspects of these manuscripts and thus their importance for understanding the development of early Chinese legal thought.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Social Change and Written Law in Pre-Imperial China

3. Inscribing Control in Qin

4. The Anatomy of a Qin Legal Statute I

5. The Anatomy of a Qin Legal Statute II

6. Conclusion

Sunday, May 6, 2018




Publication Date: 

Table of Contents:

第一部 顏之推論―家と社會と國家
第一章 顏之推における家と國家―學問を媒介として
第二章 顏之推と『顏子家訓』・『冤魂志』―兩著作に籠められた顏之推の意圖
第三章 『顏子家訓』における「禮傳」―何を指すのか
第二部 北朝士大夫と國家―士官と隱逸をめぐって
第四章 北齊・劉畫における仕官と修養―『劉士』の分析を通じて
第五章 北朝における隱逸―王朝の要求と士大夫の自發
第六章 新王朝への意識―盧思堂と顏之推の「蟬篇」を素材に
第三部 南北朝時代の繼承と展開―他時代と比較した南北朝時代
第七章 北魏における杜預像―何がどう評價されたのか
第八章 「桓山之悲」について―典故と用法
第九章 隱逸と節義―「溥天之下、莫非王土」を素材に
第十章 王通と『中說』の受容と評價―その時代的な變遷をたどって

Friday, May 4, 2018

商代甲骨中英讀本 Reading of Shang Inscriptions (Bilingual)

Kuang Yu Chen 陳光宇, Song Zhenhao 宋鎮豪, Liu Yuan 劉源, Matthew Anderson 安馬修

Shanghai renmin chubanshe 上海人民出版社

Publication Date:
May 2017



Table of Contents:

前言 Foreword ...... 001
凡例 Explanatory Notes ...... 001

甲骨片名 Title 出處*(Source)
1 《月一正》 Gānzhī Cycle 24440 ...... 001
2 《受黍年》 The Millet Harvest 09950 ...... 006
3 《十五犬》 Fifteen Dogs 29537 ...... 014
4 《今一月雨》 Rain in the First Month 12487 ...... 018
5 《自東來雨》 Rain from the East 12870 ...... 024
6 《旦至食日》 From Daybreak to Morning T624 ...... 027
7 《三嗇雲》 Tricolored Clouds 13399 ...... 031
8 《有大雨》 Heavy Rain 30048 ...... 035
9 《遘大風》 Encounter Gusty Wind 30238 ...... 038
10 《大驟風》 Strong Gale 00137 ...... 041
11 《出虹》 Rainbow Appears 10406 ...... 045
12 《辛大啟》 Xīn Day Brightened Up 30190 ...... 049
13 《晹日》 Changing Date 13271 ...... 053
14 《東方曰析》 East is Called Xī 14294 ...... 056
15 《禘于北方》 Performing Dì- Ritual to Northern Fāng 14295 ...... 061
16 《燎于東母》 Burnt Offering to the East Mother 14340 ...... 066
17 《新大星》 New Big Star 11503 ...... 070
18 《鳥星》 Bird Star 11497 ...... 074
19 《日月有食》 Eclipse of Sun and Moon 33694 ...... 079
20 《旬亡禍》 Xún No Disaster 11482 ...... 084
21 《月有食》 Moon was Eclipsed 11485 ...... 088
22 《夕風》 Night Wind 13338 ...... 091
23 《立中無風》 Flag Shows No Wind 07369 ...... 096
24 《寧風》 Pacifying Wind 34138 ...... 099
25 《壱 品》 Wine Libation and Bundle Ceremony 32384 ...... 102
26 《十示率 》 Ten Shì with Rams 32385 ...... 106
27 《自上甲至于多毓》 From Shàng Ji. to Duō Hòu 37836 ...... 110
28 《十示又三》 Ten and Three Shì 34117 ...... 115
29 《甲戌翌上甲》 Yì-Ritual for Shàng Ji. on ji.xū 35406 ...... 118
30 《大乙奭妣丙》 King Dà Y. with Queen B. 36194 ...... 121
31 《又歲于兄己》 Ceremonial Yòu Suì for Brother J. 27615 ...... 124
32 《王亥上甲即于河》 Arrived at Temple of Hé 34294 ...... 127
33 《燎于河王亥上甲》 Liáo for Hé, Wáng Hài, and Shàng Ji. 01182 ...... 130
34 《侑于唐》 Yòu-Ritual for Táng 01273 ...... 133
35 《燎于夒》 Liáo-Ritual for Náo 14369 ...... 136
36 《高祖夒》 High Ancestor Náo 30398 ...... 140
37 《燎于蔑》 Liáo-Ritual for Miè 14804 ...... 143
38 《侑于王恒》 Yòu-Ritual for Wáng Héng 14762 ...... 145
39 《燎土豕》 Liáo-Ritual for T. with Pig 34185 ...... 147
40 《侑于黄尹》 Yòu-Ritual for Huáng Y.n 00563 ...... 150
41 《侑于伊尹》 Yòu-Ritual for Yī Y.n 34192 ...... 153
42 《射 以羌》 Shè Téng Takes Qiāng 32023 ...... 156
43 《沉三羊》 Sinking Three Sheep 05522 ...... 161
44 《武乙宗祊》 Bēng at W. Y. Temple 36076 ...... 164
45 《侑父丁》 Yòu Father Dīng 32054 ...... 167
46 《翌日劦日燧日》 Three Rì Rituals 32714 ...... 170
47 《自上甲縁》 J. from King Shàng Ji. 32212 ...... 173
48 《侑出日侑入日》 Yòu-Ritual for Sun ZX543 ...... 178
49 《于妣庚禦婦好》 Exorcise Lady Hǎo Against Bǐ Gēng 02617 ...... 182
50 《箙旋禦》 Exorcise Fú Xuán 00301 ...... 185

Thursday, May 3, 2018

東アジア古代都市のネットワークを探る: 日・越・中の考古学最前線

黄曉芬 and 鶴間和幸 (Kazuyuki Tsuruma)

Publication Date:


Table of Contents:

総 論

東アジア古代都市のネットワークを探る ──開催趣旨にかえて──   

阮文団(Nguyen Van Doan)
(訳)範氏秋江(Pham Thi Thu Giang)・新津健一郎

漢帝国南端の交趾郡治を掘る   黄暁芬


第1編 ベトナム(Vietnam)

2014 年ルイロウ古城発掘調査の新発見
張得戦(Truong Dac Chien)
(訳)範氏秋江(Pham Thi Thu Giang)・新津健一郎


黎文戦(Le Van Chien)
(訳)範氏秋江(Pham Thi Thu Giang)・新津健一郎

ベトナム漢墓から見た士燮政権   宮本一夫

第2編 中 国

漢武帝の時代の外交と内政   鶴間和幸

南越国考古研究の概述   劉瑞 (訳)徳留大輔

渠県沈府君(石)闕の調査と初歩的研究   秦臻 (訳)徳留大輔

漢墓印章封泥と楚国の始封属県    王健 (訳)石原遼平

六朝都城考古学の新進展   賀雲翺 (訳)新津健一郎

南京新出土の南朝大型組合画像磚墓の考察   祁海寧 (訳)吉田愛

第3編 日 本

今西龍が収集した楽浪塼とその歴史的意義   吉井秀夫

東夷印の中の「漢委奴國王」金印    石川日出志

六朝建康城と日本藤原京   佐川英治

後 記   黄暁芬・鶴間和幸

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mirroring China's Past: Emperors, Scholars, and their Bronzes

Wang Tao 汪濤

Art Institute of Chicago

Publication Date:
March 6, 2018


In ancient China (2000–221 b.c.) elaborate bronze vessels were used for rituals involving cooking, drinking, and serving food. This fascinating book not only examines the cultural practices surrounding these objects in their original context, but it also provides the first in-depth study tracing the tradition of collecting these bronzes in China. Essays by international experts delve into the concerns of the specialized culture that developed around the vessels and the significant influence this culture, with its emphasis on the concept of antiquity, had on broader Chinese society. While focusing especially on bronze collections of the 18th and 19th centuries, this wide-ranging catalogue also touches on the ways in which contemporary artists continue to respond to the complex legacy of these objects. Packed with stunning photographs of exquisitely crafted vessels, Mirroring China’s Past is an enlightening investigation into how the role of ancient bronzes has evolved throughout Chinese history.

Table of Contents:

Emperors of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties

Matter of things: how to read ancient Chinese bronzes / Tao Wang

Bronze-casting technology in the late Shang Dynasty / Su Rongyu

Interpreting the decoration of early Chinese bronze vessels / Sarah Allan

Lost archaeology: from antiquity to plaything / Tao Wang

Chen Mengjia and the reading of bronze inscriptions as historical sources / Edward L. Shaughnessy

Figuring things: early scholarship on Chinese bronzes / Jeffrey Moser

Mirroring the past: Emperor Qianlong and his bronzes / Tao Wang

Emperor Qianlong's four catalogues on bronzes / Liu Yu

One or two? : self-representation in Emperor Qianlong's portraiture / Lu Zhang

The Hezi You vessels: a case study in authenticity and forgery / Zhou Ya

Rivals and friends: scholar-collectors and their circles / Tao Wang

A legend retold: the Duanfang bronzes' journey to the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Zhixin Jason Sun

The past in the present: an epilogue / Tao Wang