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The 156th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "Heguanzi and the Huang-lao school of the Warring States Period"

【Date】
December 8 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
Xinhan Lei (Visiting Fellow, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Title】
Heguanzi and the Huang-lao school of the Warring States Period

【Commentator】
Takao Hirase (Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Abstract】

As one of the magnum opus of the Huang-lao school of the Warring States Period, Heguanzi 《鶡冠子》 has a nearly perfect philosophical frame and refined language. However, different regional cultures and schools of thought are mixed in the text, which ask us to study from a comparative view. Among the large amount of books related to Heguanzi, most valuable themes should be the three listed below: 1. Ji-xi (稷下) Scholars and the School of Qi (齊); 2. Huangdi-Shu 《黃帝書》 and Huainanzi 《淮南子》 and the Culture of Chu (楚); 3. Xunzi 《荀子》 which has a similar regional background (QI, Chu, and Jin (三晉) area).

※Seminar will be held in Japanese.