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[Vol.26 (2016)] The Different sets of Confucian Classics and the Ruzang : Shuxue in the Confucian Classics Syst
Author : SHU Dagang
Date : 19.03.27
Page : 101-123
Keyword : Confucian classics, The Seven Classics, The Thirteen Classics, Ruzang, The Six Books and Thirteen Classics
Abstract :


Confucianism is an academic school which emphasizes teaching and understanding the Confucian classics. The system of the Confucian classics has expanded over time from the Four Classics to Six Classics, and the Five Classics to Seven Classics, and the Nine Classics to the Thirteen Classics. These changes can be understood as a process of expanding and updating the canon of essential Confucian texts. In this process, scholars in Bashu have made some very significant contributions. During the Han dynasty Wen Weng built the stone school house which extended the Confucian classics from the Five Classics to the Seven Classics; Meng Shu in the Five Dynasties period engraved Confucian classics in stone, making the Confucian classics expand from the Nine Classics to the Thirteen Classics. In modern times, Liao Ping made clear distinction between jinxue and guxue ͯ, wishing to expand the canon of Confucian classics from the Thirteen Classics to the Eighteen Classics. The constant effort of the Shu school in promoting and updating the Confucian classics set a good model for our efforts to innovate and develop Confucianism by creating two sets of Confucian classics: the Six Books (the Xiaojing , the Lunyu , the Mengzi , the Xunzi, the Daxue, and the Zhongyong ), and an advanced version of the Thirteen Classics (the Yijing , the Shujing , the Shijing , the Zhouli , the Yili , the Liji , the Da Dai Liji , the Chuqiu zuozhuan , the Gongyang zhuan , the Guliang zhuan , the Guoyu , the Erya , the Gu Yuejing zhuan ͯ). We also seek to integrate the excavated Confucianism classics with the new classics and wish to form the most comprehensive and reliable reservoir of Confucianism to help popularize and universalize the Confucian tradition.


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