Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Bibliography of Translations of Chinese Dynastic Histories (Early Medieval China)

Last updated: 2019-05-19

Note:
This is a working bibliography of translations of Chinese dynastic histories. I will update it regularly. If you have any question or recommendation, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Recommended Readings:

Frankel, Hans H.C. Catalogue of translations from the Chinese dynastic histories for the period 220-960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957.

Bielenstein, Hans. "The Six Dynasties," Vol. I,  BMFEA 68 (1996):5-324; Vol. II, BMFEA 69 (1997):5-246. 

Swartz, Wendy, Campany Robert Ford, Lu Yang, and Choo Jessey Jiun-Chyi, eds. Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Wilkinson, Endymion. Chinese History: A New Manual. 2017. (check the chapter "Wei Jin Nanbeichao")

三國志


魏書
v.1 武帝紀 (曹操)
*cf de Crespigny, Rafe, trans. Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao 155-220 AD.  Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2010.

v.5 后妃傳
Cutter, Robert Joe and William Crowell, trans. Empresses and consorts: selections from Chen Shou's Records of the Three States with Pei Songzhi's commentary. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.

v.29 方伎傳
管輅、朱建平、周宣、華佗
DeWoskin, Kenneth J., trans. Doctors, Diviners, and Magicians of Ancient China: Biographies of Fang-shih. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.

蜀書 
v.9 董和、劉巴、馬良、陳震、董允、呂乂
by William Crowell
https://www.academia.edu/5318635/Sanguo_zhi_39_Shu_9_Biographies_of_Dong_He_Liu_Ba_Ma_Liang_Chen_Zhen_Dong_Yun_and_L%C3%BC_Yi

v.34 二主妃子傳 
Cutter, Robert Joe and William Crowell, trans. Empresses and consorts: selections from Chen Shou's Records of the Three States with Pei Songzhi's commentary. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.

v.42 譙周
Farmer, J. Michael. "Sanguo Zhi Fascicle 42: The Biography of Qiao Zhou." Early Medieval China, no. 23 (2017): 22-41.

吳書
v.46 孫堅
de Crespigny, Rafe, trans. The Biography of Sun Chien.  Canberra: Centre of Oriental Studies, Australian National University, 1966.

v.50 妃嬪傳

Cutter, Robert Joe and William Crowell, trans. Empresses and consorts: selections from Chen Shou's Records of the Three States with Pei Songzhi's commentary. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999.

* also cf Fang, Achilles, trans. The Chronicle of the Three Kingdoms  (220–265): Chapters 69–78 from the Tzu chih t’ung chien of Ssu-ma Kuang  (1019–1086). 2 vols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952–1965.

晉書

晉書 v.1 司馬懿
Fairbank, Anthony Bruce. "Ssu-Ma I (179-251): Wei Statesman and Chin Founder: An Historiographical Inquiry." PhD diss., University of Washington, 1994. (Chapter 6)

晉書 v.11-13 天文志
Ho, Peng Yoke. The Astronomical Chapters of the Chin Shu, with Amendments, Full Translation, and Annotations.  Paris: Mouton, 1966.

晉書 v.26 食貨志
Yang, Liansheng. "Notes on the Economic History of the Chin Dynasty." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 9, no. 2 (1946): 107-85.

晉書 v.36 張華
Straughair, Anna. Chang Hua: A Statesman-Poet of the Western Chin Dynasty.  Canberra: Australian National University, Faculty of Asian Studies, 1973.

晉書 v.47 傅玄
Paper, Jordan D. The Fu-Tzu: A Post-Han Confucian Text.  Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, 1987.

晉書 v.54 陸雲
Wu, Sujane. "The Biography of Lu Yun (262-303) in Jin Shu 54." Early Medieval China, no. 1 (2001): 1-38.

晉書 v.65 王導
cf Wells, Matthew V. "From Spirited Youth to Loyal Official: Life Writing and Didacticism in the Jin Shu Biography of Wang Dao." Early Medieval China 21 (2015): 3-20.

晉書 v.72
郭璞 
cf Dominik Declercq, Writing against the State : Political Rhetorics in Third and Fourth Century China (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 1998), pp.249-314.

晉書 v.82
習鑿齒
Chittick, Andrew. "Pride of Place: The Advent of Local History in Early Medieval China.” PhD diss., University of Michigan, 1997. (pp.220-230)

晉書 v.92 
顧愷之
Chen, Shih-hsiang. Biography of Ku K'ai-Chih. (Chin Shu 92.21a-22a).  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961.

王沉
Dominik Declercq, Writing against the State : Political Rhetorics in Third and Fourth Century China (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 1998), pp.152-158.

晉書 v.95 藝術
戴洋
DeWoskin, Kenneth J. Doctors, Diviners, and Magicians of Ancient China: Biographies of Fang-Shih.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.

晉書 v.96 
謝道韞
CHENNAULT, CYNTHIA LOUISE, "An Annotated Translation of the Biography of Hsieh Tao-yun" (Master's thesis)

晉書 v.97 吐谷渾
Carroll, Thomas D. Account of the T'ù-Yü-Hún in the History of the Chïn Dynasty.  Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1953.

晉書 v.101 劉淵
Honey, David B. The Rise of the Medieval Hsiung-Nu: The Biography of Liu Yüan. Bloomington, Ind.: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1990.

晉書 v.113-114 苻堅
Rogers, Michael C. The rise of the Former Ch'in state and its spread under Fu Chien, through 370 A.D. based on Chin shu 113. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1953.

Rogers, Michael C. The chronicle of Fu Chien: a case of exemplar history. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

晉書 v.120-121 李特 李流 李雄 李班 李期 李壽 李勢
Kleeman, Terry F. Great Perfection: Religion and Ethnicity in a Chinese Millennial Kingdom.  Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1998.

晉書 v.122 呂光
Mather, Richard B. Biography of Lü Kuang.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.

宋書

宋書 v.51 宗室
劉義慶
Zhang, Zhenjun. "Observations on the Life and Works of Liu Yiqing". Early Medieval China. 2014 (20): 83-104.

宋書 v.59 張暢
Dien, Albert. "The Disputation at Pengcheng: Accounts from the Wei Shu and the Song Shu." In Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook, edited by Wendy Swartz, Campany Robert Ford, Lu Yang and Choo Jessey Jiun-Chyi, 32-59. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

宋書 v.69 范曄
cf Eicher, Sebastian. "Fan Ye's Biography in the Song Shu: Form, Content, and Impact." Early Medieval China 22 (2016): 45-64.

宋書 v.91 孝義
郭世道; 郭原平
Knapp, Keith N. "Exemplary Everymen: Guo Shidao and Guo Yuanping as Confucian Commoners." Asia Major 23, no. 1 (2010): 87-125.

魏書

魏書 v.1 序記
Holmgren, Jennifer. Annals of Tai: Early T'o-pa History; an Annotated Translation of Chapter 1 of Wei Shu. Canberra: The Australian National University, 1982. 
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/115004?mode=full

魏書 v.13 皇后列傳
 序 Preface
 Balkwill, Stephanie Lynn. "Empresses, Bhikṣuṇīs, and Women of Pure Faith: Buddhism and the Politics of Patronage in the Northern Wei." PhD diss., McMaster University, 2015. (pp.347-350)

 神元皇后竇氏-高宗乳母常氏
 Holmgren, Jennifer. 1979. "Women's biographies in the Wei-shu." Ph.D., Australian National University.

 文明太后
 Balkwill, Stephanie Lynn. "Empresses, Bhikṣuṇīs, and Women of Pure Faith: Buddhism and the Politics of Patronage in the Northern Wei." PhD diss., McMaster University, 2015. (pp.351-360)

 Holmgren, Jennifer. 1979. "Women's biographies in the Wei-shu." Ph. D., Australian National University. (pp.304-311)

 文成元皇后李氏-宣武皇后高氏
 Holmgren, Jennifer. 1979. "Women's biographies in the Wei-shu." Ph. D., Australian National University. (pp.311-329)

 靈太后
 Holmgren, Jennifer. "Empress Dowager Ling of the Northern Wei and the T'o-Pa Sinicization Question." Papers in Far Eastern History 18 (1978): 160–70.

魏書 v.37 司馬楚之
Lim, Lucy. "The Northern Wei Tomb of Ssu-Ma Chin-Lung and Early Chinese Figure Painting." PhD diss., New York University, 1990. (pp.178-188)

魏書 v.53 李孝伯
Dien, Albert. "The Disputation at Pengcheng: Accounts from the Wei Shu and the Song Shu." In Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook, edited by Wendy Swartz, Campany Robert Ford, Lu Yang and Choo Jessey Jiun-Chyi, 32-59. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

魏書 v.92 列女傳
cf Holmgren, Jennifer. 1979. "Women's Biographies in the Wei-shu: A Study of the Moral Attitudes and Social Background Found in Women's Biographies in the Dynastic History of the Northern Wei." Ph.D., Australian National University.

cf Holmgren, Jennifer. 1981. "Widow Chastity in the Northern Dynasties: The Lieh-nü Biographies in the Wei-shu." Papers on Far Eastern History 23:165–186.

魏書 v.105 天象志
cf Xu, Zhentao, David W. Pankenier, Yaotiao Jiang, and Institute Earth Space. East Asian Archaeoastronomy: Historical Records of Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea.

魏書 v.111 食貨志
Blue, Rhea C. "The Argumentation of the Shih-Huo Chih: Chapters of the Han, Wei, and Sui Dynastic Histories." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 11, no. 1-2 (1948): 70-75.

魏書 v.114 釋老志
Hurvitz, Leon, trans. Treatise on Buddhism and Taoism, an English Translation of the Original Chinese Text of Wei-Shu Cxiv and the Japanese Annotation of Tsukamoto Zenryu. Kyoto: Jimbunkagaku kenkyujo, Kyoto University.

Ware, James R. "The Wei Shu and the Sui Shu on Taoism." Journal of the American Oriental Society 53, no. 3 (1933): 215-50.

北齊書

北齊書 v.37 魏收
Jamieson, John Charles. "The Biography of Wei Shou.” Mater’s thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1964.

北齊書 v.45 顏之推
Dien, Albert E. Pei Ch'ishu 45: Biography of Yen Chih-T'ui.  Bern: Herbert Lang, 1976.

周書

周書 v.11 宇文護
Dien, Albert E. Biography of Yu-wen Hu. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962.

周書 v.23 蘇綽
Goodrich, Chauncey Shafter. Biography of Su Ch'o.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961.

周書 v. 50 異域下
Miller, Roy Andrew. Accounts of Western Nations in the History of the Northern Chou Dynasty [Zhou Shu 50. 10b-17b] Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.

突厥
Parker E.H. "The Early Turks (From the CHOU SHU)." The China Review. 1899. Vol. 24. No.3.

北史

北史 v.13 文明太后
Gibson, Wenley Archibald. "The Grand Empress Dowager Wen Ming and the Northern Wei Necropolis at Fang Shan." Freer Gallery of Art Occasional Papers 1, no. 1 (1947).

北史 v.99 
突厥
Parker E.H. "The Early Turks (From the PEI SHI and the SUI SHU).” The China Review. 1900. Vol. 24. No. 4.

Parker E.H. "The Early Turks - Part II (From the PEI SHI).” The China Review. 1900. Vol. 25. No. 1.

隋書

隋書 v.24 食貨志
Blue, Rhea C. "The Argumentation of the Shih-Huo Chih: Chapters of the Han, Wei, and Sui Dynastic Histories." harvjasiastud Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 11, no. 1-2 (1948): 76-89.

隋書 v.35 經籍志
道經
Ware, James R. "The Wei Shu and the Sui Shu on Taoism." Journal of the American Oriental Society 53, no. 3 (1933): 243-50.

隋書 v.58 魏澹
Dien, Albert E. "Wei Tan and the Historiography of the Wei Shu." In Studies in Early Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History: In Honor of Richard B. Mather and Donald Holzman. Provo, Utah: Tʻang Studies Society, 2003.

隋書 v.84 北狄
突厥
Parker E.H. "The Early Turks (From the PEI SHI and the SUI SHU).” The China Review. 1900. Vol. 24. No. 4.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

[Dissertation] Yu Xin (513-581 CE) and the Sixth-century Literary World

Author:
Luo, Yiyi

School:
Princeton University

Defended:
2019

Abstract:
This dissertation offers new perspectives to explore the writings of Yu Xin 庾信 (513-581 CE), one of the most prominent and representative writers in sixth-century China. Through a combination of close reading with a knowledge of current theory of persona criticism and particular attention to the historical and intellectual contexts of the sixth century, it examines the diversity of ideation and thematic patterns in the writings of Yu Xin. This dissertation centers on two sets of questions: 1. how did the dominant poetic image of Yu Xin as a nostalgic poet come into being? Did his contemporaries see him this way? How is this image constructed in his writings, and in what way did later readers and commentators help maintain and shape this image? 2. Apart from the traditional reading strategy that links his tragic experience with his writings, what are the other lenses through which we can understand the rich poetic corpus of Yu Xin? The two parts of this dissertation are respectively informed by these two sets of questions.

Part I, comprised of chapters 1 and 2, traces the historical reception of Yu Xin from the Northern Zhou to the early Five Dynasties by focusing on key historical moments that were significant in shaping historical context and providing interpretative framework to understand the poet. It shows that the mid-eighth century witnessed a shifting attention from the text of Yu Xin to his authorial image, with Du Fu being a major figure in this shift. Part II, comprised of chapters 3, 4, and 5, seeks to reorient our perspective on the poetic collection of Yu Xin and to uncover its polyvocality achieved by shifting language registers, voices, themes, and perspectives. Exploring the theme of state and wars, reclusion, and the religious realm respectively, the three chapters aim to unfold the literary craft of Yu Xin by exploring the complex relation between him and the textual traditions of classics, literature, and Buddhism as Daoism. Yu Xin was not only one of the best writers of the sixth century, but the most avid reader of the Classics, the literary texts, as well as religious scriptures, folklores, and ritual practices. This readerliness of Yu Xin’s corpus is represented by the extensive incorporation, transformation, and recreation of these earlier literary and religious canons into his writings.

The main purpose of this dissertation is two-fold: 1) to explore how and when the conventional authorial image of Yu Xin came into being, and 2) to discover alternative lenses to reexamine his poetic corpus. In so doing this dissertation seeks to gain a fuller view of the diversity and inventiveness of the poet. By placing him in the social and intellectual context of the sixth century, this dissertation aims for a clearer understanding of the reading and writing practice in this period.

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Mingjia & Related Texts

Translators & Annotators:
Ian Johnston and Wang Ping

Publication date:
November 2019

Publisher:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press



Abstract:
The Mingjia (名家, School of Names) is a notional grouping of philosophers first recorded as such in the Shiji. Their identifying feature was a concern with linguistic issues particularly involving the correct use of names. The group, as listed in the Han Shu, comprised seven men living between the sixth and third centuries BCE. Only four of these men— Deng Xi 鄧析, Yin Wen 尹文, Hui Shi 惠施, and Gongsun Long 公孫龍— have extant writings attributed to them, and in three of these there are issues of authenticity. Nevertheless, it is an important group for an understanding of the development of pre-Qin philosophy as the men themselves and the concepts they explored feature prominently in the writings of the other schools.

The present volume contains four parts: (i) the extant writings of the four men; (ii) all significant references to them in other works up the fourth century CE; (iii) other significant writings on the topics up to that time; and (iv) four appendices on specific issues concerning the school.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

I. Texts and Translations

1. Deng Xizi

2. Yin Wenzi

3. Hui Shi’s Conversations with Zhuang Zhou (Zhuangzi)

4. Paradoxes (Theses) of Hui Shi & Others

5. Gongsun Longzi (Traditional Version)

6. Gongsun Longzi (A Modern Version)

II. Testimonia et Fragmenta

1. Dynastic Histories

2. Zuo Zhuan

3. Zhuangzi

4. Xunzi

5. Han Feizi

6. Liezi

7. Lü Shi Chunqiu

8. Huainanzi

9. Zhanguoce

10. Yantie Lun

11. Shuo Yuan

12. Liu Xiang and Liu Xin

13. Fa Yan (Yang Xiong)

14. Xin Lun (Huan Tan)

15. Feng Yan

16. Lun Heng (Wang Chong)

17. Gao You (Commentaries)

18. Zhong Lun (Xu Gan)

19. Yin Wenzi Xu (Zhongchang Tong)

20. Kongcongzi (Wang Su)

21. Lu Sheng (Jin Shu)

22. Baopuzi (Ge Hong)

23. Shishuo Xinyu (Liu Yiqing)

III. Related Texts

1. Lunyu IV.5, VIII.19, IX.2, XIII.3

2. Daodejing 1 & 2

3. Guanzi 36, 37, 38 – Xinshu Shang, Xinshu Xia, Bai Xin

4. Mozi 40-45 – Dialectical Chapters of the Later Mohists

5. Zhuangzi 2 – “Qiwu Lun”

6. Xunzi 22 – “Zheng Ming”

7. Hanfeizi 8 & 41 – “Yang Que” & “Wen Bian”

8. Shiji 47 – “Kongzi Shijia”

9. Zhonglun (Xu Gan) 8 & 11 – “He Bian” & “Kao Wei”

10. Yanjin Yilun (Ouyang Jian)

11. Zhaolun (Sengzhao) – “Buzhenkong Lun”, “Banruo Wuzhi Lun” & “Niepan Wuming”

IV. Appendices

1. Additional Comments on the Paradoxes

2. Authenticity and Other Issues regarding the Gongsun Longzi

3. Additional Commentary on the Mozi, Dialectical Chapters

4. Notes on the Relationship between the Gongsun Longzi and the Later Mohists