Journal paper
篇名The Political Application of the Guliang Chuan Yi on the Han Dynasty
作者姓名Wu Chih-hsiung
Abstract  The edicts of the emperor and the advice of mandarins were two of the most representative forces in the imperial system. Through study of these edicts and reports one can grasp how officials dealt with problems and their reasoning on issues. Moreover, one can understand the ways through which these two areas came to influence the political world of the day. This paper sets forth the background of the 400 years history of the two Han Empires. It explores how the Gu-Liang chuan yi (穀梁傳義), particularly in its citation of edicts of 13 emperors and the related official reports influenced Han administrators. Four principles or teachings are most frequently offered in the Gu-Liang chuan yi, namely to revere the revered, to govern the country and care for subjects, to interpret rituals laws, and to differentiate between the Hwa華 (civilized Han people) from the Yi夷 (uncivilized barbarians). These four teachings were frequently used by Han officials and Confucian scholars of the time when this work was popular.
KeywordGu Liang, Han Dynasty, edict, reports, Spring and Autumn Period
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