Shr Citations in Warring States Texts
A Taeko Brooks
With Corrections and Additions by E Bruce Brooks, Eric Henry, and others
The following tables give passages where a Shr poem is referred to by title, or where one or more lines are quoted, with or without attribution, in any of the following texts:
- LY (Analects; passages numbered as in TOA)
- a *preceding asterisk indicates an interpolation)
- MZ (Mwodz; chapter number)
- DJ (Dzwo Jwan; reign and year number plus the Yang Bwo-jywn sequence number)
- a *preceding asterisk indicates a "jywndz ywe" or similar comment
- MC (Mencius, including Legge's paragraph numbers)
- SZ (Sywndz; passages numbered as in Knoblock).
An asterisk following* any reference indicates that the passage or title there quoted differs from the reading of the HY concordance text of the Shr. Allusions, as distinct from citations or quotations, are (parenthesized). There is no claim that all allusions have been detected, though it is hoped that the list of citations and quotations is reasonably complete.
Citation Code: The portion of a given Shr quoted or mentioned in one of these texts is given as the poem number in the HY concordance text (at the beginning of the formula) and the line number within the stanza (the end of the formula). The HK concordance text, though it differs in the exact placement of the six "lost" Shr, agrees in its numbering of extant poems and in its labeling of "decades" in that portion of the text. In the middle of the citation form comes a stanza code (A, B, C), or a colon used as a separator when the poem is not divided into stanzas. We are concerned to show exactly what portions of a Shr text are attested by a given quotation, and do not assume that the quotation of one line (or the mention of the title) establishes the existence of all the present Shr text as of the date of the quotation.
Conjectural identifications of quotations from the six "lost" Shr whose titles only occur in the present text, or from poems which may once have formed part of the collection even though their titles have not been preserved in it, are given, with due hesitancy, on the final page of this index.
The present version is incomplete and in process of checking as it is being posted; suggestions or corrections will be appreciated by the Compiler.
Large Implications. The general picture of the external evidence completes that given by the internal evidence. In sum: the Shr repertoire was formed over the course of the 05th and 04th centuries, finally stabilizing at a total of 300 poems, to which a further 5 were added when the Shang Sung were admitted to the collection, in violation of its previously Jou character. This addition was controversial in the last years of the 04c, and was resisted especially in Lu, the emotional center of the "Jou" conception of the Sinitic oecumene, but it was eventually accepted by all the major schools of Shr interpretation. The Shr collection, then, was complete in the form we know it shortly before 0300.
Gwo Fvng (Shr 1-160)
- Jou-nan (1-11), Shau-nan (12-25)
- Bei (26-44), Yung, Wei
- Wang (65-74), Jvng, Chi
- Ngwei (107-113), Tang, Chin
- Chvn (136-145), Gwei, Tsau, Bin
Syau Ya (Shr 161-234)
- Lu Ming (161-170), Nan You Jya Yw, Hung Yen
- Nan Shan (191-200), Gu Fvng, Fu Tyen, Yw Tsau
Da Ya (Shr 235-265)
- Wvn Wang (235-244), Shvng Min, Tang
Sung (Shr 266-305) and Lost Poems
- Jou Sung (Ching Myau, 266-275, Chvn Gung, Min Yw Syau Dz)
- Lu Sung (Jyung, 297-300)
- Shang Sung (301-305)
- Lost or Possibly Lost Shr
Copyright © 2000- by E Bruce and A Taeko Brooks
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