2016/2017 School of Chinese Research Students Seminar
A Grammatical Study on the textual variants in Chu Bamboo manuscripts – Using negation as an example
方嘉俊Mr. Fong Ka Chun
Date and Time: March 3, 2017 (Friday); 5:30-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
The pre-Qin texts we see nowadays were heavily revised throughout the Han to Tang Dynasties. The original contents and language were not preserved. Since the Twentieth Century, plenty of materials like bamboo and silk manuscripts have been unearthed. Some texts from the excavated materials can be compared with the extant pre-Qin texts, for example, Laozi, Zhouyi (Classic of Changes), The Chapter Ziyi of Liji (Book of Rites) and The Chapter Jinteng of Shangshu (Book of Documents). They can be collated with the texts of the bamboo manuscripts of Guodian as well as the bamboo manuscripts collected by the Shanghai Museum and Tsinghua University. This seminar will focus on the textual variants between the pre-Qin texts and three bamboo manuscripts: Guodian, Shangbo and Tsinghua. By examining the pattern of negation of the textual variants, I will explore the diachronic changes of the classical Chinese grammar.
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