Abstract

Abstract:

Prominent Western scholars have proposed that the Shijing was produced in a largely oral context and that writing played little role in the creation and subsequent transmission of the poems. Recent discoveries of several manuscripts of and about these poems call into question this view. I examine these recently published manuscripts as well as other types of paleographic evidence to show that writing played a crucial role in each of the three phases of the Classic of Poetry’s early history: its redaction during the Han dynasty, its transmission over the course of the Eastern Zhou period, and the original creation of at least some of the poems during the Western Zhou dynasty. I do not claim that oral influences played no role in the creation, transmission, and redaction of the text, but I do suggest that these influences have been overemphasized in recent Western scholarship.

摘要:

西方學者多論證《詩經》產生於口述文化環境中,以為在《詩》的創作和傳授過程中書寫沒有起多少作用。然而,最近出土的幾份《詩經》和與《詩經》有關的早期寫本對這種說法提出重大的質疑。本文根據些寫本以及其他出土文字資料論證書寫對《詩經》早期歷史的每一階段都起重要作用。

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-6454
Print ISSN
0073-0548
Pages
pp. 331-375
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-26
Open Access
No
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