An analytical study of Chu scripts discovered atGuodian = ????????
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled An Analytical Study of Chu Scripts Discovered at Guodian Submitted by LIANG Liyong for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in December 2003 In October 1993, a voluminous corpus of Ancient Chu Bamboo Slips totaling eight hundred and four pieces carrying thirteen thousand Chinese characters was unearthed at Guodian Village mtf, Jingmen City MfW, Hubei Province. These texts fall into two categories: Daoist works and Confucianist works. The Daoist works comprise four passages, three of which are found in different versions of Laozi %? and one in ?aiyi sheng shui?; -?. The Confucianist works consist of ten chapters: ?i yi? ?umugong wen Zisi?^m ?iong da yi shi?fii? ?uxing? fi\ ?ang Yu zhi dao?f*^M, ?hong xin zhi dao?^^it, ?heng zhi wen zhi?ctH;t, ?un de yi?lltt, ?ing zi ming chu?4 g^, ?iu de?MM. In addition to these fourteen chapters, the Guodian bamboo slips also carry four passages known collectively as ?u cong?it. All these works, except Laozi and ?i yi? had been missing. Although the Guodian bamboo slips are not ranked first in terms of quantity, they certainly are in terms of academic value. As the old saying goes, ?ood results are achieved by good means? Accordingly, in order to study the Confucianist philosophy by means of the Guodian bamboo slips, a proper understanding of the original texts is a prerequisite. Therefore, in this research, such characters as ^, H f\ $ , ^, ^ &f from the slips have been selected as the object of study In this thesis, the meanings of the characters are first studied and explained, based on which the ideas conveyed by the sentences in which the characters occur are analyzed. The methodology taken in this research is comprehensive, with special emphasis on character shape-decoding analysis, exegetics, phonology and documentation study. (328 words)
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:inscriptions chinese china jingmen shi philosophy
Date of Publication:01/01/2004