The Resource Sources of Western Zhou history : inscribed bronze vessels, Edward L. Shaughnessy

Sources of Western Zhou history : inscribed bronze vessels, Edward L. Shaughnessy

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Sources of Western Zhou history : inscribed bronze vessels
Title
Sources of Western Zhou history
Title remainder
inscribed bronze vessels
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. Shaughnessy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The thousands of ritual bronze vessels discovered by China's archaeologists serve as the major documentary source for the Western Zhou dynasty (1045-771 B.C.). These vessels contain long inscriptions full of detail on subjects as diverse as the military history of the period, the bureaucratic structure of the royal court, and lawsuits among the gentry. Moreover, being cast in bronze, the inscriptions preserve exactly the contemporary script and language.Shaughnessy has written a meticulous and detailed work on the historiography and interpretation of these objects. By demonstrating
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MiAaPQ
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1952-
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Shaughnessy, Edward L.
Dewey number
  • 333.95/616/09794
  • 931.03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS747.13
LC item number
.S52 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Inscriptions, Chinese
  • Bronzes, Chinese
  • China
Label
Sources of Western Zhou history : inscribed bronze vessels, Edward L. Shaughnessy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Proposed Chronology of the Western Zhou Dynasty; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRONZE INSCRIPTION STUDIES; 1.1 Discovery and Decipherment in Premodern China; 1.1.1 First Records: Han through Tang; 1.1.2 First Publications: Song through Qing; 1.2 Twentieth-Century Developments; 1.2.1 Luo Zhenyu, Wang Guowei, and the Discovery of Oracle-Bone Inscriptions; 1.2.2 Guo Moruo and the Discovery of the Ling Vessels; 1.2.3 Chen Mengjia and the First Fruits of Modern Archeology
  • 1.2.4 The Full Flower of Archeological Discovery: 1974-19791.3 Recent Reference Works; 1.3.1 Jinwen bian and Jinwen gulin; 1.3.2 Indexes and Bibliographies; 1.3.3 Recent Publication Projects; 1.4 Scholarship outside China; 1.4.1 Japanese Studies; 1.4.2 Western Studies; CHAPTER 2 THE CASTING OF AN INSCRIBED BRONZE VESSEL, WITH REMARKS ON THE QUESTION OF AUTHENTICITY; 2.1 Casting Techniques; 2.1.1 Lost-Wax Casting; 2.1.2 Piece-Mold Casting; 2.2 The Question of Authenticity; 2.3 The Case of the ""Ran Fangding""; 2.3.1 Consideration of the Vessel; 2.3.2 Consideration of the Inscription
  • 2.3.3 A Decisive Technical Feature: The Presence of SpacersCHAPTER 3 HOW TO READ A WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE INSCRIPTION; 3.1 The Script of Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions; 3.1.1 Genetic Links with Modern Chinese Orthography; 3.1.2 The Identification of Bronze Inscriptional Graphs; 3.2 The Formal Structure of a Western Zhou Bronze Inscription; 3.2.1 Comparisons with Traditional Literary Sources; 3.2.2 The Four Parts of an Inscription; 3.3 A Complete Inscription: The ""Qiu Wei Gui""; 3.4 A Problematic Inscription: The ""Li Gui""; 3.4.1 The Date, Place, and Gift Notations and the Dedication
  • 3.4.2 The Problematic PassageCHAPTER 4 THE PERIODIZATION OF INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS; 4.1 Dates Based on Proper Names; 4.1.1 Historical Identifications; 4.1.2 Horizontal and Vertical Personal Relationships; 4.1.3 Relative Dating Using Proper Names; 4.2 Art Historical Criteria; 4.2.1 Calligraphy; 4.2.2 Vessel Shape and Ornamentation; 4.3 Calendrical Criteria; 4.3.1 The Ganzhi-Day Designation; 4.3.2 The Lunar-Phase Notation; 4.3.3 The Month Notation; 4.3.4 The Year Notation; CHAPTER 5 FURTHER HISTORIOGRAPHICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS
  • 5.1 Where Have Inscribed Bronze Vessels Been Discovered?5.1.1 Archeological Context; 5.1.2 Geographic Distribution; 5.2 Who Cast Inscribed Bronze Vessels?; 5.2.1 Ethnographic Distinctions; 5.2.2 Social Distinctions; 5.3 Why Were Bronze Vessels Inscribed and Cast?; APPENDIX 1 Textual Notes to the Translation of the Inscription on the ""Shi Qiang Pan""; APPENDIX 2 The ""Ling Yi"" and the Question of the Kang Gong; A2.1 The Inscription on the ""Ling Yi""; A2.2 The Periodization of the ""Ling Yi""; A2.2.1 The Question of the Kang Gong; A2.2.2 The Reference to Ming Bao, Son of the Duke of Zhou
  • A2.2.3 Evidence in Vessels Related to the ""Ling Yi""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282355712
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111004366703142
  • (EBL)223524
  • (OCoLC)630527890
  • (SSID)ssj0000248932
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11216411
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000248932
  • (PQKBWorkID)10205196
  • (PQKB)11385052
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC223524
  • (OCoLC)45727991
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse30615
  • (EXLCZ)99111004366703142
Label
Sources of Western Zhou history : inscribed bronze vessels, Edward L. Shaughnessy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Proposed Chronology of the Western Zhou Dynasty; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRONZE INSCRIPTION STUDIES; 1.1 Discovery and Decipherment in Premodern China; 1.1.1 First Records: Han through Tang; 1.1.2 First Publications: Song through Qing; 1.2 Twentieth-Century Developments; 1.2.1 Luo Zhenyu, Wang Guowei, and the Discovery of Oracle-Bone Inscriptions; 1.2.2 Guo Moruo and the Discovery of the Ling Vessels; 1.2.3 Chen Mengjia and the First Fruits of Modern Archeology
  • 1.2.4 The Full Flower of Archeological Discovery: 1974-19791.3 Recent Reference Works; 1.3.1 Jinwen bian and Jinwen gulin; 1.3.2 Indexes and Bibliographies; 1.3.3 Recent Publication Projects; 1.4 Scholarship outside China; 1.4.1 Japanese Studies; 1.4.2 Western Studies; CHAPTER 2 THE CASTING OF AN INSCRIBED BRONZE VESSEL, WITH REMARKS ON THE QUESTION OF AUTHENTICITY; 2.1 Casting Techniques; 2.1.1 Lost-Wax Casting; 2.1.2 Piece-Mold Casting; 2.2 The Question of Authenticity; 2.3 The Case of the ""Ran Fangding""; 2.3.1 Consideration of the Vessel; 2.3.2 Consideration of the Inscription
  • 2.3.3 A Decisive Technical Feature: The Presence of SpacersCHAPTER 3 HOW TO READ A WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE INSCRIPTION; 3.1 The Script of Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions; 3.1.1 Genetic Links with Modern Chinese Orthography; 3.1.2 The Identification of Bronze Inscriptional Graphs; 3.2 The Formal Structure of a Western Zhou Bronze Inscription; 3.2.1 Comparisons with Traditional Literary Sources; 3.2.2 The Four Parts of an Inscription; 3.3 A Complete Inscription: The ""Qiu Wei Gui""; 3.4 A Problematic Inscription: The ""Li Gui""; 3.4.1 The Date, Place, and Gift Notations and the Dedication
  • 3.4.2 The Problematic PassageCHAPTER 4 THE PERIODIZATION OF INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS; 4.1 Dates Based on Proper Names; 4.1.1 Historical Identifications; 4.1.2 Horizontal and Vertical Personal Relationships; 4.1.3 Relative Dating Using Proper Names; 4.2 Art Historical Criteria; 4.2.1 Calligraphy; 4.2.2 Vessel Shape and Ornamentation; 4.3 Calendrical Criteria; 4.3.1 The Ganzhi-Day Designation; 4.3.2 The Lunar-Phase Notation; 4.3.3 The Month Notation; 4.3.4 The Year Notation; CHAPTER 5 FURTHER HISTORIOGRAPHICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING INSCRIBED WESTERN ZHOU BRONZE VESSELS
  • 5.1 Where Have Inscribed Bronze Vessels Been Discovered?5.1.1 Archeological Context; 5.1.2 Geographic Distribution; 5.2 Who Cast Inscribed Bronze Vessels?; 5.2.1 Ethnographic Distinctions; 5.2.2 Social Distinctions; 5.3 Why Were Bronze Vessels Inscribed and Cast?; APPENDIX 1 Textual Notes to the Translation of the Inscription on the ""Shi Qiang Pan""; APPENDIX 2 The ""Ling Yi"" and the Question of the Kang Gong; A2.1 The Inscription on the ""Ling Yi""; A2.2 The Periodization of the ""Ling Yi""; A2.2.1 The Question of the Kang Gong; A2.2.2 The Reference to Ming Bao, Son of the Duke of Zhou
  • A2.2.3 Evidence in Vessels Related to the ""Ling Yi""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282355712
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111004366703142
  • (EBL)223524
  • (OCoLC)630527890
  • (SSID)ssj0000248932
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11216411
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000248932
  • (PQKBWorkID)10205196
  • (PQKB)11385052
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC223524
  • (OCoLC)45727991
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse30615
  • (EXLCZ)99111004366703142

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