Warring States Project
Now, in the 21st century, the Project's research has reached the point where results on individual texts cohere into a consistent system, permitting much of the source material to be arranged in chronological order, and thus to be read historically rather than impressionistically - to let the period speak for itself in its own voice. As Comments on our 1998 book already noted, this way of reading produces a revolution in how classical China will be understood in years to come, by scholars and by the general public. Research continues at a number of points, but the Project's main emphasis has now shifted into making this consistent system more widely available. This page gives access to past publications, and to the new publication program which has been undertaken in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Press.
Titles mentioned under each category are only highlights; for a complete listing, click on the group or Series in question
The first decade of Project publications included:
- Future Prospects of Pre-Han Text Studies (1994)
- Alexandrian Motifs in Chinese Texts (1999)
Later Project publications will be distributed by the University of Massachusetts Press. The first series to appear, Ancient China in Context, will consists of wide-access volumes, each complementing the others, and all together giving a rounded, yet locally intelligible, introduction to the classical period. The Studies in Philology series, which includes volumes on New Testament and general philology, will begin to appear later.
- Ancient China in Context
- Studies in Philology
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