2015-2016 School of Chinese Manuscript Workshop for Professoriate Staff
Bronze Inscriptions, Bamboo Manuscripts, and the Shijing :
Mutual Verification of Excavated Sources and Transmitted Literature
Presenter: Dr Pui-ling Tang
Commentator: Professor Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania)
Moderator: Professor Shu-mei Shih
November 26, 2015 (Thursday), 4:30-6:00 pm
Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Excavated texts are underground textual sources discovered or unearthed through archaeological excavations. Studies of early excavated sources are divided into three categories, namely, oracle bone inscriptions, bronze inscriptions, and bamboo and silk manuscripts. An enormous amount of excavated texts have been discovered in the recent decades, and most of which were unseen and inaccessible to past researchers. These excavated sources have enabled researchers to verify, supplement, and/or rectify multiple records in transmitted texts in a process known as “mutual verification.”
This study conducts a comprehensive investigation into Shijing 詩經 in terms of documentology, semasiology, and grammatical analysis by referring to new evidence derived from recently excavated Shang Zhou bronze inscriptions and Chu bamboo manuscripts. It aims to provide new methods and insights into Shijing studies.
Dr Tang Pui Ling is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chinese, HKU. Prior to joining the School in 2013, she served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Language Studies, the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She received her BA, MPhil and PhD from the Department of Chinese Language & Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests lie primarily in Chinese paleography, classical Chinese grammar, and Chinese documentology. She has published a monograph and over 30 articles in refereed journals and edited books.
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