Warring States Project
The Warring States Project, founded in 1993, is a department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It focuses on primary textual research in two principal areas, Ancient China and Early Christianity. Its work emphasizes classical philological methods (the detection of interpolations, the determination of directionality between related texts), along with a new statistical tool for the measurement of stylistic difference between two texts. The publication program makes these results available to specialists, teachers, students, and the reading public. There are two book series, each with its associated journal. A third book series features studies of poetry in several languages. This page lists what is now available or soon expected. Detailed Contents pages, some with downloadable samples, are available for items in print or in final preparation.
Books are available in HB, PB< or E-book format; journals in PB or E-book.(Available or in-press titles may be ordered by clicking on the Order link..
Quiet Ways: The Dau/Dv Jing in Early Chinese Thought (expected late 2018). The definitive edition of the Chinese text, with a new translation.
Arts of War: The Classical Chinese Military Tradition (expected 2019). The Sundz and Wudz complete, plus samples of the other two early military texts..
Spring And Autumn: The Chinese World Before Confucius (expected 2020). Studies of the only preserved document from this formative period.
Mencius: A Disputed Heritage (expected 2021). A complete translation, distinguishing the original Mencius from the two schools of his later followers.
The Gospels of Mark: Rethinking Jesus. Early and late layers of the earliest story of Jesus and his movement.
The Historical Paul: Life, and Legacy. The Apostle (1) as he really was, and (2) as his editors wanted him to appear to later ages..
Chinese Poems in Context: Glimpses of a Virtuoso Tradition (expected 2019). Three hundred poems and many prose pieces, illustrating the growth of the poetic tradition.
David and After: The Psalms In Their Time. Their gradual growth from Temple repertoire to a synagogue resource.
Yakamochi: A Life in Poetry. A hundred poems from the final compiler of the anthology Manyoshu and his many lady loves.
Penelope in Waiting: Her Odyssey. The original poem, and its possibly feminine author.
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