A Source Book of Ancient Chinese Bronze Inscriptions

A Source Book of Ancient Chinese Bronze Inscriptions

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Overview

Bronze inscriptions are not only the most important category of historical sources for the Chinese Bronze Age, but also records of crucial rituals in ancient Chinese religious life. Addressed both to unborn descendants and to the spirits of deceased ancestors, bronze inscriptions, and the ceremonies they memorialized, connected the human world to the spirit world, and linked the generations of a lineage for all time.

This source book is a collaborative effort involving ten scholars, including Constance A. Cook, Wolfgang Behr, Robert Eno, Paul R. Goldin, Martin Kern, Maria Khayutina, David W. Pankenier, David Sena, Laura Skosey, Yan Sun. It begins with a general editorial introduction outlining the significance of bronze inscriptions, followed by more focused discussions of subjects such as the implied ceremonies of bronze inscriptions, typological trends, and modern interpretive methods. The body of the book consists of eighty-two illustrative inscriptions, each with a brief contributor’s introduction detailing the historical value and distinctive features of the text, as well as a list of further readings. The book concludes with a glossary of technical terms, a comprehensive bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996944007
Publisher: Society for the Study of Early China
Publication date: 11/10/2016
Series: Early China Special Monograph Series , #7
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
The Aims of This Book vii
Introduction: Essays and Materials xiii
Bronzes and Sacrifice xv
Ceremony and the Creation of the Text xiii
The Legacy of Bronzes and Bronze Inscriptions in Early Chinese Literature xliv
Tables
Chronology liv
The Sexagenary Cycle lvi
Conventions and Abbreviations lvii
Inscriptions: Numbers 1-82 1
1. Er Si Bi Qi you 3
2. Zi Huang zun 5
3. Wo fangding 8
4. Li gui 10
5. Tian Wang gui 13
6. He zun 16
7. Ke he and Ke lei 19
8. Yan Hou Zhi ding 21
9. Yi Hou Ze gui 23
10. Jing Hou gui 28
11. Da Yu ding 30
12. Shenzi Ta guigai 36
13. Geng Ying you and Geng Ying ding 39
14. Zuoce Mai fangzun 42
15. Zuoce Ling fangyi 45
16. Yu ding 49
17. Zuoce Huan you 51
18. Zhong xian 53
19. Jing gui 55
20. Shi Qi ding 57
21. Ban gui 60
22. Dong gui and Lu Bo Dong gui 64
23. Qi gui ���� 72
24. Hu guigai 74
25. Shi Wang ding 77
26. Li fangzun
and Li juzun 80
27. Qiu Wei he , Wusi Wei ding , and Jiunian Wei ding 84
28. Shi Qiang pan 93
29. Shi Zai ding ���� 101
30. Shi Yong yu 105
31. Xun gui and Shi You gui 108
32. Shi Xun gui 112
33. Xing zhong ���� and Related Inscriptions 115
34. Yin Ji ding and Gong Ji li 126
35. Hu ding 129
36. Ying yi ���� and Ying yigai ���� 136
37. Fifth-year Diao Sheng gui and Sixth-year Diao Sheng gui 139
38. Shi Mi gui 144
39. Hu gui and Hu zhong 147
40. Yu ding 154
41. Duo You ding 157
42. Guai Bo gui 160
43. Guo You Bi ding ���� and Guo You Bi guigai ���� 163
44. Guo Shu Lü zhong 166
45. Sanshi pan 168
46. Da Ke ding and Related Inscriptions 172
47. Shi Song gui and Related Inscriptions 181
48. Xi Jia pan 184
49. Guo Ji Zibai pan 187
50. Buqi guigai ���� 190
51. Ying Hou Jiangong zhong 192
52. Ju Fu xugai 195
53. Bin Gong xu ���� () 197
54. Wu Hu ding 201
55. Mao Gong ding 204
56. Shanfu Shan ding 210
57. Jin Hou Su zhong ����() 213
58. Kunbi Wang zhong 219
59. Chu Gong Jia zhong 221
60. Jing Ren Ning zhong ���� 223
61. Ni zhong 225
62. Liang Qi zhong () 227
63. Lai pan 230
64. Shan Bo Hao Sheng zhong 239
65. Zha zhong 241
66. Qin Gong bo , Qin Gong gui , and Qin Gong yongzhong 243
67. Rong Sheng bianzhong 249
68. Jin Jiang ding 253
69. Shu Yi bo and Shu Yi zhong 256
70. Zifan bianzhong ����() 263
71. Lü Qi zhong 266
72. Wangsun Yizhe zhong 268
73. Wangzi Wu ding 272
74. Cai Hou Shen pan and Cai Hou Shen zun 275
75. Wu Wang Guang jian 278
76. Guo Zuo dan ���� 280
77. Dishi hu 282
78. Gongyu taizi Gu-fa-X-fan jian 284
79. Piao Qiang zhong ���� 286
80. Zhongshan Wang Cuo ding 289
81. Chu Wang Yin Han ding 296
82. Shuo ren jing 298
Glossary 303
Bibliography 315
Index 345

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