The Newsletter 56 Spring 2011

History of Chinese Thought series

Dennis Chi-hsiung ChengOn-cho Ng

IN THE PAST CENTURY, there have been numerous admirable works on the history of Chinese thought by acclaimed scholars. Especially in recent decades, with the appearance, publication and translation of ancient excavated texts, including the Han silk manuscripts of Mawangdui, Bamboo slips of the Guodian tomb of the Warring States period and the bamboo slips of the Shanghai Museum, the study of Chinese thought, in terms of textual investigation, analytical methodology and interpretive perspective, has assumed multiple dimensions and embarked on new directions.