Chinese literary history

Main

Beginning of Spring and Autumn

722 BC

End of Spring and Autumn Period

479 BC

Unification by Qin

221 BC

Beginning of Western Han

206 BC

End of W. Han

8 ad

End of W. Han

8 AD

People

Confucius

552 B.C. - 479 B.C.

劉歆 d.

23 AD

鄭玄

127 - 200

孔穎達

574 - 648

衛宏 fl.

48

許慎 c.

55 - 149

Event

Objects

Shijing collection formed

600 BC

左轉 and 國語

400 BC - 300 bc

Bibliocaust?

213 bc

韓 魯 齊 "Three Schools"

200 BC - 1 AD

Associated with the "New Text" versions, reconstructed from memory after Qin bibliocaust and written in standardized script

Mao Poems presented to court

129 BCE

毛亨 and 毛萇 Chang
Mao Heng was a client of 河間獻王 劉德 d. 130; supposed to represent an tradition from Zixia. Did not received support until Liu Xin, become associated with the "old script" Classics even though it's not one itself. Supplanted other schools through Eastern Han. Current versions are in arrangement of Mao

Forging old text Shangshu ca.

300 - 320