Remonstrance in Eastern Zhou Historiography

  title={Remonstrance in Eastern Zhou Historiography},
  author={David Schaberg},
  journal={Early China},
  pages={133 - 179}
Remonstrances (jian 諫) reveal a great deal about the writing of history in China during the Eastern Zhou. As represented in the Zuozhuan and Guoyu, remonstrances, like other speeches, are normally delivered in court and address questions of official policy. They tend to test contemporary phenomena against the lessons of the past, especially as those lessons have been formulated in the Shijing, the Shangshu, aphorisms, and other forms of what I term “inherited speech.” Remonstrances also have… 

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