Flashcards in Authors Deck (2)
Book: Foundations of Confucian Thought: Intellectual Life in the Chunqiu Period, 722-453 BCE (2002)
=> intellectual life during the Spring and Autumn period: bridging gap between Western Zhou and Confucius
=> Zuozhuan speeches: historical narratives, genuine and reliable repository of Chunqiu thought, data for development of new political and moral philosophy
=> speeches derive from accurate records made by scribes in individual local courts
=> major intellectual achievement: rule by ritual (禮)
* historical value of Zuozhuan
* Schaberg: why do so many speeches seem to suggest that the speaker had an unerring knowledge of the future?
* how comprehensive or representative is the selection of speeches?
* we don't know much about author(s), editor(s), compiler(s)