Edward L. Shaughnessy

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Edward L. Shaughnessy
Born (1952-07-19) July 19, 1952 (age 63)
Nationality American
Fields Zhou dynasty, Classic of Changes (Yi jing)
Institutions University of Chicago
Education Stanford University (M.A., Ph.D.)
University of Notre Dame (B.A.)
Doctoral advisor David S. Nivison
Chinese name
Chinese 夏含夷

Edward Louis Shaughnessy (born July 19, 1952) is an American sinologist, scholar, and educator, known for his studies of early Chinese history, particularly the Zhou dynasty, and his studies of the Classic of Changes (I Ching 易經).[1]

Shaughnessy received his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame, after which he went to Stanford University for graduate study in Chinese, earning his Ph.D. in 1983 with a dissertation entitled "The Composition of the Zhouyi". In 1984, Shaughnessy joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he is currently the Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early Chinese Studies.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Shaughnessy, Edward L. (1983). "The Composition of the Zhouyi". Ph.D. dissertation (Stanford University).
  • ——— (1986). "On the Authenticity of the Bamboo Annals". Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 46 (1): 149–80. 
  • ——— (1992). Sources of Western Zhou History: Inscribed Bronze Vessels. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-07028-3. 
  • ——— (1994). "A First Reading of the Mawangdui Yijing Manuscript". Early China 19: 47–73. 
  • ——— (1997). Before Confucius: Studies in the Creation of the Chinese Classics. SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press. ISBN 0-791-43378-1. 
  • ——— (1997). I Ching: the Classic of Changes. New York: Ballantyne Books. ISBN 0-345-36243-8. 
  • ———, ed. (1997). New Sources of Early Chinese History: An Introduction to the Reading of Inscriptions and Manuscripts. Early China Monograph Series 3. Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China; Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley. ISBN 1-55729-058-X
  • ———; Loewe, Michael, eds. (1999). The Cambridge History of Ancient China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-47030-8
  • ———, ed. (2005). China: Empire and Civilization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-518287-1
  • ——— (2006). Rewriting Early Chinese Texts. Albany: State University of New York Press. ISBN 0-7914-6643-4.  Chinese edition, (2012) Chongxie Zhongguo gudai wenxian 重寫中國古代文獻, Zhou Boqun 周博群, trans. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe.
  • ——— (2014). Unearthing the Changes: Recently Discovered Manuscripts of the Yi Jing (I Ching) and Related Texts. Translations from the Asian Classics. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0231161848. 


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