From Chronicle to Canon: The Hermeneutics of the Spring and Autumn according to Tung Chung-shu

From Chronicle to Canon: The Hermeneutics of the Spring and Autumn according to Tung Chung-shu

by Sarah A. Queen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521612136

ISBN-13: 9780521612135

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Every general account of the development of Chinese thought makes mention of Tung Chung-shu (195-105 BCE) as one of the pivotal philosophers of the Han. His Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn established the first state-sponsored Confucian orthodoxy, and created a view of the ruler and his role in government that was focal in political discussion for two thousand…  See more details below

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Every general account of the development of Chinese thought makes mention of Tung Chung-shu (195-105 BCE) as one of the pivotal philosophers of the Han. His Luxuriant Gems of the Spring and Autumn established the first state-sponsored Confucian orthodoxy, and created a view of the ruler and his role in government that was focal in political discussion for two thousand years. The author has carefully scrutinized this text for authenticity, and her book represents the most systematic account yet of Tung Chung-shu's importance in Chinese philosophy and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521612135
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Three Perspectives on the Authenticity of the Ch'un-ch'iu fan-lu: 2. A biography of Tung Chung-shu; 3. A history of Tung Chung-shu's literary corpus; 4. The authorship of the Ch'un-ch'iu fan-lu; Part II. Exegesis and Canonization: 5. The Spring and Autumn and Kung-yang tradition; 6. Reforming the Ch'in laws; 7. The wider circle of Han jurisprudence; 8. Refashioning the imperial rites; 9. Canon, cosmos, and court patronage; 10. Conclusion; Part III. Appendices: Appendix 1. The birth and death dates of Tung Chung-shu; Appendix 2. The dates of the Han-shu 56 memorials; Appendix 3. Han transmission of Kung-yang learning; Appendix 4. Han dynasty disciples of Tung Chung-shu; Appendix 5. Citations and titles attributed to Tung Chung-shu; Appendix 6. Transmission of Ch'un-ch'iu fan-lu editions.

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