2014/2015 School of Chinese Research Student Seminar
A Paleography Analysis of the Chu Bamboo Slips of Warring States in Shanghai Museum (VIII)
孫思雅 Miss Sun Siya
Date and Time: April 30, 2015 (Thursday) 5:30-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
The emergence and evolution of characters record the history of civilization. Chu State, known as the biggest country in the world 3000 years ago, has received growing scholarly attention after the discovery of the Chu bamboo slips. The bamboo slips of warring states, which emerged in the Hong Kong market of antiques and arts in 1994 and were later collected and named “The Chu Bamboo Slips In Warring States” by Shanghai Museum, arouse heated discussion among scholars from China and abroad for their excessiveness in quantity and comprehensiveness in content compared with other slips founded over the last century. This talk takes two characters from its eighth book as examples to demonstrate the process of exegetical interpretation of characters and the importance of text restoration to the research about unearthed documents.
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