Dong Zhongshu, a ‘Confucian’ Heritage and the Chunqiu Fanlu

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BRILL, Apr 11, 2011 - Religion - 369 pages
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Intellectual developments of the Western Han dynasty (202 BCE 9 CE) have been studied hitherto on the assumptions that a system described as Confucianism acquired paramount importance and that Dong Zhongshu (ca. 198 to ca. 107 BCE) had been responsible for formulating its principles. In challenging these assumptions, this book examines Dong career and reputation, and his supposed authorship of the "Chunqiu fanlu," for long subject to question. It is concluded that while some parts of that text may well represent the teachings that Dong Zhongshu promoted, some may perhaps date from as late as 79 CE; still others bear an affinity to writings which, banned as being suspect or potentially subversive, survive in no more than fragmentary form.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One The historical and intellectual background
19
Chapter Two Dong Zhongshus life and reputation
43
Chapter Three Dong Zhongshus writings
83
Chapter Four Subjects discussed in Dong Zhongshus writings
125
Chapter Five Textual transmission and authenticity of the Chunqiu fanlu
191
Chapter Six The chapters of the Chunqiu fanlu and their contents
225
Chapter Seven Subjects and problems of the Chunqiu fanlu
263
Chapter Eight Pian no 23 of the Chunqiu fanlu San dai gai zhi zhi wen 三代改制質文
291
Chapter Nine Conclusion
335
List of works cited
343
Index
357
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Michael Loewe, Ph.D. (1963) London, was Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Cambridge from 1963 until retirement in 1990. His publications include "Records of Han Administration" (1967) and "A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Dynasties" (2000).

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