Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195186
Title:
Early Confucianism: A Study of the Guodian Confucian Texts
Author:
Wong, Kwan Leung
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A discovery unearthed in Jingmen of Hubei province in 1993 has surprised all the students of ancient China studies. A bundle of bamboo manuscripts, which include Taoist and Confucian texts, provides valuable sources for us to reshape our knowledge of the intellectual background and development in the fourth century B.C.In my research, I chose four Confucian texts, Lu Mugong wen zisi, Qiongda yi shi, Tang yu zhi dao and Zhongxin zhi dao, from these Guodian manuscripts as the objects of my studies. I argue that these four texts each has its individual origin rather than all four texts being from a single tradition. These four texts transcribed on two individual rolls can be divided into two units. Lu Mugong wen zisi and Qiongda yi shi form one unit as the ethical guidance for the tomb occupant; while Tang yu zhi dao and Zhongxin zhi dao form another unit as the tomb owner's personal favorite philosophical writings.It is believed that Tang yu zhi dao was a study derived from remote antiquity and the genealogy of ancient emperors. Zhongxin zhi dao was a learning of Confucius' disciple, Zizhang. Both texts were closely related to the ritual documents of the Warring States period.Using the fresh unearthed evidence and ritual documents from Liji and Dadai liji, my research explores the early Confucianism from the death of Confucius to before Mencius.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
East Asian Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wu, Jiang; Harper, Donald
Committee Chair:
Wu, Jiang; Harper, Donald

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dc.titleEarly Confucianism: A Study of the Guodian Confucian Textsen_US
dc.creatorWong, Kwan Leungen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Kwan Leungen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA discovery unearthed in Jingmen of Hubei province in 1993 has surprised all the students of ancient China studies. A bundle of bamboo manuscripts, which include Taoist and Confucian texts, provides valuable sources for us to reshape our knowledge of the intellectual background and development in the fourth century B.C.In my research, I chose four Confucian texts, Lu Mugong wen zisi, Qiongda yi shi, Tang yu zhi dao and Zhongxin zhi dao, from these Guodian manuscripts as the objects of my studies. I argue that these four texts each has its individual origin rather than all four texts being from a single tradition. These four texts transcribed on two individual rolls can be divided into two units. Lu Mugong wen zisi and Qiongda yi shi form one unit as the ethical guidance for the tomb occupant; while Tang yu zhi dao and Zhongxin zhi dao form another unit as the tomb owner's personal favorite philosophical writings.It is believed that Tang yu zhi dao was a study derived from remote antiquity and the genealogy of ancient emperors. Zhongxin zhi dao was a learning of Confucius' disciple, Zizhang. Both texts were closely related to the ritual documents of the Warring States period.Using the fresh unearthed evidence and ritual documents from Liji and Dadai liji, my research explores the early Confucianism from the death of Confucius to before Mencius.en_US
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dc.contributor.advisorWu, Jiangen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHarper, Donalden_US
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dc.contributor.chairHarper, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShields, Anna M.en_US
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