Warring States Papers
Studies in Chinese and Comparative Philology



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Volume 2 (2017)
ISSN: 1089-1161 (print)
ISSN: 2155-7446 (electronic)
Volume 2 ISBN: 978-1-936166-02-2 (paper), 12-1 (E-book)
Price: PB $40, E-book $39
Expected: Late 2017

Warring States Papers is an annual repository for leading-edge research in the classical Chinese texts (those dating from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods), including related developments in the early Empire, and the historical development which the texts imply. It emphasizes the standard methodology of all text-based historical research, and includes examples of the application of historical and philological methods to texts in other traditions, including Homeric and Biblical Greek.

In the past, classical China has largely been viewed from the perspective of later Chinese tradition, and not on its own terms. WSP seeks to provide an alternative view, based on early rather than late evidence, and representing a more international perspective. The contents of WSP derive from the work of the Warring States Project at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and colleagues at other institutions, from its foundation in 1993 to the present.

Volume 2 hghklights include these topics:

  • Some Common Lines in the Shr
  • Doublings in Dzwo Jwan
  • Lau Dan and the Dau/Dv Jing
  • Confucius Tradition in the Mencius
  • Warring States Economy and Trade

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