Zhouli & the Codification of Rites in Early China
A day-long workshop
Saturday, November 08, 2003
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
The Confucian classic known as the Zhouli or "Rites of Zhou" is an early Chinese blueprint for the ideal royal government. Of unknown provenance and dating, this meticulous catalogue of offices and duties was traditionally attributed to the Duke of Zhou (fl. ca. 1035 B.C.E.) and was understood, at various periods and in various places across Asia, as a model of bureaucratic monarchy at its best. This workshop, the first in a series of three to be held on the Zhouli across the country, brings together scholars of early Chinese intellectual history and archaeology to consider the text in its original Han and pre-Han contexts.
Morning session: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Benjamin Elman (Princeton) and David Schaberg (UCLA), Introductory remarks
LOTHAR VON FALKENHAUSEN (UCLA "Who messed around with the Zhouli Text? Was there an Urtext?-- Some issues concerning the Chunguan
MICHAEL NYLAN (UC Berkeley), "The Duke of Zhou: Dream and Nightmare"
Discussant: John Duncan (UCLA)
Afternoon session 1:30 - 4:00
DAVID SCHABERG (UCLA), "Forms and Occasions of Ritual Speech in Zhouli"
MARTIN KERN (Princeton), "Offices of Writing and Reading in the Zhouli"
Discussant: Benjamin Elman
For more information please contact
Tel: 310 825-8683
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies