Examining the Entry “the Marquis of Wei Fled to Qi” in the Spring and Autumn Annals: A Discussion Focusing on Yang Bojun’s Theory
Keywords:孔子, 《春秋》, 書法, 衛獻公, 出奔, 楊伯峻, Confucius, Spring and Autumn Annals, writing style, Duke Xian of Wei, fleeing, Yang Bojun
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract also in English.
Mencius claimed that Confucius compiled the Spring and Autumn Annals and attached moral judgements to it. Scholars generally believe that the entry in the Annals for the fourteenth year of Duke Xiang (559 BCE) “the Marquis of Wei fled to Qi”, which differs from what the Zuozhuan recorded as “Sun Linfu and Ning Zhi drove their ruler into exile”, attested that the Annals in its present form should be ascribed to Confucius. Examining the related narratives in the Zuozhuan together with exegeses offered by scholars, this paper attempts to develop an account of the difference between the above-mentioned records and argues that Yang Bojun (1909 1992) in his commentary makes a bold effort to overturn the traditional understanding.
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