Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Controversy Over the "Modern Text" Bamboo Annals and its Relation to Three Dynasties Chronology

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Journal of East Asian Archaeology

In the ongoing effort to define the exact nature of the Bamboo Annals and its relation to ancient Chinese chronology, scholars both Chinese and Western have debated the authenticity of this chronicle. The purpose of this paper is to present some of the ideas generated in an ongoing study of the Bamboo Annals by David Nivison and myself in the context of its textual history and dating information. The paper will begin with an account of recent scholarship on the "Modern Text" and an introduction to new directions of research, and recent discoveries and controversies relative to this work. While many Chinese scholars have basically treated the "Modern Text" as a forgery,new studies by American scholars suggest that these Chinese scholars may have neglected intriguing aspects of the "Modern Text." The thorough studies of the "Modern Text" by Chinese scholars have been supplemented by Nivison and Shaughnessy,whose findings require the reconsideration of the importance of the "Modern Text." Such studies allow claims for a close relationship between the two-chapter "Modern Text"—often held to be inauthentic—and the various collections of fragments known as the "ancient text" and that the "Modern Text" can actually give us important information for reconstructing chronologies of ancient China. This suggests a need to reconsider prevailing views of the "Modern Text." The paper concludes with an assessment of the need for future work on the analysis of the Bamboo Annals.

10.1163/156852302322454620
/content/journals/10.1163/156852302322454620
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156852302322454620
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/156852302322454620
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156852302322454620
2002-06-01
2016-12-03

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Journal of East Asian Archaeology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation