Benjamin Elman, Ph.D. (1980) in Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, is Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University. He has published widely on Chinese intellectual history, the history of education, and the history of science in China.
Martin Kern, Ph.D. (1996) in Chinese Studies, Cologne University (Germany), is Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He has published extensively in the fields of ancient Chinese literature, history, and religion.
All those interested in Chinese classical learning and its impact in East Asia, the history of statecraft in ancient China and early modern China, Japan, and Korea.
Table of contents
Introduction - Benjamin A. Elman and Martin Kern
1. The Zhouli as Constitutional Text - David Schaberg
2. Offices of Writing and Reading in the Rituals of Zhou - Martin Kern
3. The Many Dukes of Zhou in Early Sources - Michael Nylan
4. Centering the Realm: Wang Mang, the Zhouli, and Early Chinese Statecraft - Michael Puett
5. Zheng Xuan’s Commentary on the Zhouli - Andrew H. Plaks
II. Medieval China
6. The Role of the Zhouli in Seventh- and Eighth-Century Civil Administrative Traditions - David McMullen
7. Wang Anshi and the Zhouli - Peter K. Bol
8. Tension and Balance: Changes of Constitutional Schemes in Southern Song Commentaries on the Rituals of Zhou - Jaeyoon Song
III. Early Modern East Asia
9. Tokugawa Approaches to the Rituals of Zhou: The Late Mito School and Feudalism” - Kate Wildman Nakai
10. Yun Hyu and the Search for Dominance: A Seventeenth-Century Korean Reading of the Offices of Zhou and the Rituals of Zhou - JaHyun Kim Haboush
11. The Story of a Chapter: Changing Views of the “Artificer’s Record” (“Kaogong ji”) and the Zhouli - Benjamin A. Elman
IV. Modern China
12. The Zhouli as the Late Qing Path to the Future - Rudolf G. Wagner
13. Denouement: Some Conclusions about the Zhouli - Rudolf G. Wagner