The Warring States Workshop (WSW) is a forum for the discussion of text and historical problems in the classical Chinese period, along with such instances of comparative interest in other cultures as may arise. It is not limited in size, but some degree of active participationt is presumed; WSW is not intended as a newsletter. Noncontributors are subject to removal, in order to keep the list functional as a two-way discussion.
The WSW message archive contains the entire conversation to date, for convenient consultation by both current and new members. Notice that attachments, if distributed with messages, are not retained in the archive). Article drafts or published papers can also be uploaded to the archive site, for discussion and comment by list members. If you plan to attach something to your message, first consult the List Manager to be sure that the system is currently set to allow attachments.
WSW is an invitational conversation among mutually known individuals. Normal expectations of scholarly civility, and the scrupulous treatment of posted material, will apply; see again the List Protocol page.
WSW uses the basic methodology guidelines that govern all the Project's work. Its focus is historical. Questions of doctrinal orthdoxy (the old Imperial-period examination view of China or its modern counterpart), or of relevance for the contemporary world, fall outside our intended scope.
To apply to the WSW list, contact the Project, giving a paragraph of self-introduction which will be used to announce the new member to the old members. Then visit the archive page of WSW. Click on "Join This Group," and follow the instructions there provided. Remember that as part of the process you must either create a Yahoo ID including your "real name," or add your "real name" to your existing Yahoo ID. For detailed instructions, if needed, refer back to the Yahoo ID page.
To the automated message of Welcome which new list members will receive from Yahoo, we here add our own. We hope you find the discussion fruitful, and we look forward to learning from you.
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