Post by J. Bourgon on 2014-11-29 19:57:21

Thursday 18: New Perspectives on Ancient China: Researches on Qin and Han Excavated Texts.


10h-13h: Qin-Han excavated texts reading session lead by Robin Yates and Anthony Barbieri-Low: Zhangjiashan legal documents and Liye administrative documents. 




Alain Thote : “Early Chinese Manuscripts Discovered in Tombs: the Case of Rishu 日書”

Marc Kalinowski : “Some remarks on the relationship between the Qin and Han excavated legal texts and daybook text type manuscripts.”

Marianne Bujard : “Rishu within the scope of Qin and Han religion”



Enno Giele : * Qin-Han manuscript letters

Eric Trombert : *Juyan and Dunhuang documents

Arnaud Bertrand : “Excavating the eastern administrative border of Dunhuang imperial commandery during the former Han dynasty”



General discussion


Friday 19: From Shuihudi to Liye, from law on paper to law in practice?

Morning (9-12):

  • “Forms of Legislation during the Qin and Han,” the different types of laws, including statutes, ordinances, precedents, etc., by Robin Yates
  • “The Evolution of Statutory Law from the Qin to the Han,” with highlight on some of the continuities from the Qin laws to the Tang Code, by Anthony Barberi-Low.

Afternoon (14-17): discussion, animated by three short presentations

            Jérôme Bourgon: From the redemption of punishments to their commutation and abolition: questions about “changes” and “progress” of the Chinese legal system under the Qin and Han dynasty

            Frédéric Constant: The “Confucianization   of law”, after the toppling of the “cruel Legalist dynasty of Qin”: An outdated historical myth?

            Luca Gabbiani: “Contracts” in Chinese history: some remarks and questions.

0 commentary  |  tag:  |  rating: *****  |  print