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Statecraft and Classical Learning: The "Rituals of Zhou" in East Asian History
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I found the majority of articles very readable and enjoyed the variety of approaches: literary criticism, bureaucratic history, philosophy, and comparative/international history. I particularly enjoyed the chapters focusing on the Tang and on the Tokugawa, and on Zheng Xuan's commentary. Below is the TOC.
Benjamin A. Ellman and Martin Kern
I. Early China
1. The Zhouli as Constitutional Text
2. Offices of Writing and Reading in the Rituals of Zhou
3. The Many Dukes of Zhou in Early Sources
4. Centering the Realm: Wang Mang, the Zhouli, and Early Chinese Statecraft
5. Zhen Xuan's Commentary on the Zhouli
Andrew H. Plaks
II. Medieval China
6. The Role of the Zhouli in Seventh- and Eighth-Century Civil Administrative Traditions
7. Wang Anshi and the Zhouli
Peter K. Bol
8. Tension and Balance: Changes of Constitutional Schemes in Southern Song Commentaries on the Rituals of Zhou
III. Early Modern East Asia
9. Tokugawa Approaches to the Rituals of Zhou: The Late Mito School and "Feudalism"
Kate Wildman Nakai
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