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Iah 204 - Asia and the World (I)
Asia and the World (I) Documents

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Social context of early China Tension between the political center the 2 hou court and religional lords Constant warfare and widespread desire for peace and order This violent of competition between the domain was one of the most intellectually creative in China s history CP 5 5 Oracle inspection in early China The pictorial character horses Major characteristic at the beginning How does the sign different from a picture of horse The A written sign of a single syllable that represents the idea of an object rather than the sound of the speech as exemplified in the phonetic language The classic of poetry the book of sun It is an anthology of 305 ancient poems 1 The collection has been in circulation since the sixth century BC 2 It was used as a cultural encyclopedia across the social divide between the high and the law e g a text book a manual for diplomatic communications courtship political satire and social protest etc Content Popular songs 1 160 Poems from 15 different regions Elegance 161 265 It overlaps with folk songs and political satires allegories by elites Great odes 266 305 Ritual ceremonial hymms and legends of the earliest period Format Subject matters Love war hardship of agricultural life sacrifice complaint of the deserted banished wife subject and dynastic legends etc Style straight forward in immediate imagery and musical nature Mode self expensive The osprey no 1 CP11 12 The scholarly version is the translation by Bernhard Karlgren CP 12 The Osprey Gwan Kwan Guan is the minic sound of osprey Lovely is the good girl whom a gentleman desire Controversy on the interpretation of the Osprey 1 Confucian scholars tend to interpret the birds as a symbol for the royal king in political allegories 2 Modern specialists perceive The Osprey as a love poem Questions A What is the desire of this poet B Is there any textual reference to the queen and the king in the poem NO C Does the poem open the door for the claim to regulate influence the world CP 13 65



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