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Was the Duke of Chou a Large Tree?

Dennis Grafflin
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 107, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1987), pp. 305-307
DOI: 10.2307/602838
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/602838
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Abstract

Our interpretations of ancient texts go astray both as the result of value structures we apply without thinking to which the ancient author did not adhere, and as a consequence of our not recognizing value structures which were taken for granted at the time of composition. Drawing on diachronic cross-cultural evidence, it may be possible to uncover one such ancient conception in the oldest stratum of Chinese narrative, where it has hitherto escaped notice.

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