From Shuihuidi to Liye : Forty years of archeological discoveries and their significance for Chinese History
Two workshops organized by the ANR « Legalizing Space in China » from Lyon et by the CRCAO.
Collège de France, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris (métro : Cardinal Lemoine) - Salle Claude Lévi-Strauss
Intitulé : “From Shuihuidi to Liye : Forty years of archeological discoveries and their significance for Chinese History”.
Date : le 18 et 19 décembre 2014.
Lieu : Salle Claude Lévi-Strauss, Collège de France, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris.
- Jour 1 : Olivier Venture (EPHE-CRCAO) : olivier.venture ephe.sorbonne.fr
- Jour 2 : Jérôme Bourgon (CNRS-IAO) : jerome.bourgon ens-lyon.fr
Remarque : L’anglais sera la langue de travail utilisée durant ces deux journées.
N.B. : A good command of classical Chinese language is required to attend to the morning reading session.
Thursday 18 : New Perspectives on Ancient China : Researches on Qin and Han Excavated Texts.
- 10h-13h : Qin-Han excavated texts reading session lead by Professors Robin Yates and Anthony Barbieri-Low : Zhangjiashan 張家山 legal documents and Liye 里耶 administrative documents.
Afternoon : 14h-15h30
- Alain Thote : “Early Chinese Manuscripts Discovered in Tombs : the Case of Rishu 日書.”
- Marc Kalinowski : “Some remarks on the relationship between the Qin and Han excavated legal texts and daybook text type manuscripts.” Marianne Bujard : "Rishu within the scope of Qin and Han religion.”
- Enno Giele : “Administrative Documents from Jianshui 肩水.”
- Eric Trombert : “Was the farming system of the military settlements (屯田 / 軍屯) really sustainable ? About an unpublished manuscript from Juyan 居延.”
- Arnaud Bertrand : “Excavating the eastern administrative border of Dunhuang imperial commandery during the former Han dynasty.”
- General discussion
Friday 19 : From Shuihudi to Liye, from law on paper to law in practice ?
Morning (9-12) :
- “Forms of Legislation during the Qin and Han,” the different types of laws, including statutes, ordinances, precedents, etc., by Robin Yates
- “The Evolution of Statutory Law from the Qin to the Han,” with highlight on some of the continuities from the Qin laws to the Tang Code, by Anthony Barberi-Low.
Afternoon (14-17) : discussion, animated by three short presentations
- Jérôme Bourgon : From the redemption of punishments to their commutation and abolition : questions about “changes” and “progress” of the Chinese legal system under Qing and Han dynasty
- Frédéric Constant : The “Confucianization of law”, after the toppling of the “cruel Legalist dynasty of Qin” : An outdated historical myth ?
- Luca Gabbiani : “Contracts” in Chinese history : some remarks and questions.