Le sacrifice au Ciel dans la Chine ancienne : théorie et pratique sous les Han occidentaux.

Marianne BUJARD

Collection : Monographies / PEFEO

Collection's number: 187

Edition: EFEO

Publication date: 2000

Status : Available


ISBN : 2855397871

ISBN-13 : 9782855397870

ISSN : 1269-8326

Width : 16 cm

Height : 24 cm

Weight : 0,48 kg

Number of pages : 264

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : Chine

Language : Français

Place : Paris

Support : Papier

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This book analyses the origins of the sacrifice to Heaven during the Western Han Dynasty. Until the end of the Chinese empire, the Son of Heaven went every year to the suburb of the capital to carry out the most solemn imperial rite: the sacrifice to Heaven. This sacrifice strictly reserved for the sovereign, was called the jiao, meaning «suburb». Traditionally, the jiao sacrifice is thought to have been inherited from antiquity. But by reviewing all the occurrences of the word jiao in the ancient literature, the author shows that the eminent Han scholar Dong Zhongshu (195-115) was in reality the first to convincingly argue for the antiquity of the rite in order to try to introduce it into the imperial ceremonial.

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