The relationship of Tang period writings and the literary letters of Wáng Xīzhī
414 , 2017-04-01 , 関西大学東西学術研究所
特別寄稿 (Special contributions)
Studying the literary letters (known in Japanese as "sekitoku") contained in the calligraphy works of Wáng Xīzhī, and based in an understanding of the history of these letters, here we present specific names, meanings, structures, categorization, special characteristics, and more, of these works, and clarify feasible comparative research methods. In addition to basic research methods, we added the induction method analyzing the main texts written by Wáng Xīzhī. We will also consider the associated attributes and rules. Additionally, as a supplement to the various reference materials for comparative purposes, this is one example of research methodology. Gathering, organizing, and utilizing these materials represents an important research method. In light of the historical literature currently available, Wáng Xīzhī and other letters from almost the same time period, for instance letters by Xījìn and Lu Yun; the "Shinko" journal by Yang Yi; letters by Xuhui, plus letters excavated from the Xīyù and Loulan areas in the Jin dynasty are also referenced. In addition to these, there are also other important materials including Tang-period Chinese manuscripts excavated at Dunhuang. This paper considers the origins of the literature and relevant commentaries. Primarily as a bibliographic survey of Chinese writings, we explore various possibilities relating to Wáng Xīzhī.