Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Tradition and Individual Interpretations: Studies of The Book
of Songs by Yao Jiheng, Cui Shu, and Fang Yurun
Yao Jiheng;Cui Shu;Fang Yurun;Tradition;The Book of Songs
|Issue Date: ||2012-10-25T08:38:05Z
Yao Jiheng, Cui Shu, and Fang Yurun are three important scholars on The
Book of Songs in the Qing dynasty. Their separate studies of The Book of Songs
are characteristic of detached, inquisitive, and independent attitudes. Yao, Cui,
and Fang lived in the early, mid- and late Qing dynasty, respectively, all standing
away from the main stream study of the classics. They scarcely followed the
thoughts of their contemporary scholars, but rather, intentionally or not, debased
them. Together, they differed conspicuously from other scholars in their research
orientations and methods.
Their studies of The Book of Songs were so special that none of them could
be attributed easily to any specific scholarly schools. Their scholarships could be
categorized as neither the Han-style, the Song-style, the exegetic style, nor any
system in “the modern texts of the classics.” Their scholarships did not earn much
attention until 1910s, the early period of the Republican era, but have since
invited serious studies.
This article discusses the methods Yao, Cui, and Fang each used in their
studies of The Book of Songs, their individual attitudes toward its hermeneutic
tradition, the ways in which they each turned away from traditional interpretations, and modern scholars' commentaries on their work. The purposes of this article are to expand the scholarly scope of this particular classics and to confirm the importance of the scholarships established by the three scholars in the hermeneutic history of The Book of Songs.
|Relation: ||東海中文學報, 21: 37-66|
|Appears in Collections:||[國文學系] 期刊論文|
Files in This Item:
All items in NCUEIR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.