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Ancestors, kings, and the Dao / Constance A. Cook
Bib ID 7466726
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Cook, Constance A., author
 
Description Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London [England] : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2017 
©2017 
x, 337 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780674976955 (hardcover)
Series

Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 107. 0073-084X

Summary

Traces the rise of poetry from eulogies in BCE excavated texts and outlines the evolution of musical performance within and away from the context of ancestor worship. Compares the rhetoric of bronze inscriptions with later uses of similar terms in newly discovered bamboo texts from the Warring States period.

Full contents
  • Part I. 1. Establishing the Zhou tradition: Memorial feasts and the rise of eulogy to Zhou kings
  • Memorial feasts and founder sacrifices
  • Zhou founder kings: a case of King Wen, the ancestor, and King Wu, the son
  • Creating the nation
  • Divine models
  • Ancestors and the hunt
  • Summary
  • 2. Kings, ancestors, and the transmission of De: Transitions and setting the pattern
  • The founder king as earth deity
  • Summary
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-322) and index.

In English. Includes some Chinese text with English translations.

Subjects Music -- Performance -- China -- History -- To 1500.  |  Ancestor worship -- China -- History -- To 1500.  |  Eulogies -- China -- History -- To 1500.  |  Laudatory poetry.  |  Inscriptions, Chinese.  |  Taoism and the arts -- China -- History -- To 1500.  |  China -- Kings and rulers -- History -- To 1500.  |  China -- History -- Zhou dynasty, 1122-221 B.C.  |  China -- History -- Warring States, 403 B.C.-221 B.C

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