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The wholeness of early Chinese texts: Mu Shi 牧誓, Huainanzi 淮南子, and Wu Cheng 武成

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What does it mean for a text to be a whole? How do texts achieve wholeness? And how can one determine when they do so? Questions of wholeness have been at the heart of Chinese text studies since the Western Han 漢 (205 BC–9 AD), when scholars attempted some of the earliest known reconstructions, and constructions, of pre-imperial texts. In the two millennia since, almost all early Chinese texts studied have been evaluated in terms of their wholeness, yet within this scholarship, there are m...

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HUMS
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Oriental Studies Faculty
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0000-0002-8626-9929
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0000-0002-9029-4262
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Writing-up Award
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Gordon Aldrick Scholarship
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Pembroke Alumni Scholarship
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Clarendon Scholarship
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English and Chinese
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2021-01-04

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