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夢溪筆談, Volume 01-06   By: (1031-1095)

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夢溪筆談, Volume 01-06 by Kuo Shen is a fascinating collection of essays that provides a glimpse into the scholarly and philosophical discussions of ancient China. The author's deep knowledge of Confucianism, Daoism, and other traditional Chinese philosophies is evident throughout the book, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in Chinese culture and history.

The essays cover a wide range of topics, including ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and political theory, offering readers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual landscape of pre-modern China. Kuo Shen's writing is clear and concise, making complex ideas accessible to readers without compromising on depth and sophistication.

One of the highlights of the book is its focus on the importance of dialogue and debate in the pursuit of knowledge. Kuo Shen emphasizes the value of engaging with different viewpoints and challenging one's own assumptions, an approach that is as relevant today as it was in ancient China.

Overall, 夢溪筆談, Volume 01-06 is a thought-provoking and engaging read that sheds light on the rich intellectual tradition of China. Whether you are a seasoned scholar of Chinese philosophy or simply curious about the ideas that have shaped Chinese civilization, this book is sure to offer valuable insights and inspiration.

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【卷一 故事一】

上親郊郊廟,冊文皆曰「恭荐歲事」。先景靈宮,謂之「朝獻」;次太廟

,謂之「朝饗」;末乃有事于南郊。予集《郊式》時,曾預討論,常疑其

次序,若先為尊,則效不應在廟後;若後為尊,則景靈宮不應在太廟之先

。求共所從來,蓋有所因。按唐故事,凡有事地上帝,則百神皆預遣使祭

告,唯太清宮、太廟則皇帝親行。其冊祝皆曰「取某月某日有事于某所,

不敢不告。」宮、廟謂之「奏告」,余皆謂之「祭告」。唯有事于南郊,

方為「正祠」。至天寶九載,乃下詔曰ï¼... Continue reading book >>


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