東文研セミナー 「Is the “Li sao” 離騷 Actually One Poem? — Observations on Structure and Intertext (Martin Kern 教授, プリンストン大学) 」が開催されました


 2018年4月9日に東洋文化研究所において、プリンストン大学のマーティン・カーン先生による東文研セミナー “Is the “Li sao” 離騷 Actually One Poem? — Observations on Structure and Intertext”が行われました。当日は、総合文化研究科の谷口洋先生が、『楚辞』の専門家の観点からコメントをしていただきました。東北からも『楚辞』の専門の方々にご参加いただき、大変有意義な質疑応答の得ることができました。昨年12月に開催した復旦大学・プリンストン大学・東京大学の三校会議 “Antiquity in Antiquity”というテーマとも連続するものでした。



日時:2018年4月9日 14:00-16:00


討論者:谷口洋(東京大学 教授)

The “Li sao” 離騷, traditionally attributed to Qu Yuan 屈原, is widely considered not only the most important poem within the Chuci 楚辭 anthology but also the very first one: the master text of the entire collection. Many scholars have questioned the attribution of other Chuci poems to Qu Yuan, but few have gone so far as to question his authorship of the “Li sao.” In his lecture, Professor Kern is not interested in the “Qu Yuan question,” that is, the question about the very existence of a historical figure named Qu Yuan; he assumes that Qu Yuan did once exist and then lived on the cultural memory of Chu as the iconic representation of a lost aristocratic culture. Instead of focusing on the historical persona, Kern examines the “Li sao” as a text that is not the origin of the early tradition of Chu poetry but its culmination: a composite text that in its present form is the literary summation of the various ways in which the Qu Yuan persona, and Chu culture in general, was remembered and impersonated in Western Han times, in particular at the court of Liu An 劉安, King of Huainan 淮南. In other words, Kern treats the “Lis ao” not as a single-authored text but as a compilation of different literary and performative poetic repertoires that existed in multiple versions both oral and written. In his analysis, the “Li sao” combines such repertoires that are clearly recognizable in other early parts of the Chuci anthology, including in the “Jiu ge” 九歌, the “Jiu zhang” 九章, the “Tian wen” 天問, and the “Jiu bian” 九辯.


登録者 :中島・藤岡
掲載期間:20180409 - 20180709
当日期間:20180409 - 20180409