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Nivison, David S.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 120 publications in 2 languages and 2,901 library holdings
Genres: Concordances  History  Chronologies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works about David S Nivison
 
Most widely held works by David S Nivison
Confucianism in action by David S Nivison( Book )

34 editions published between 1959 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and thought of Chang Hsüeh-ch'eng, (1738-1801) by David S Nivison( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu xiang dou zhe cheng shi chu ge ti de sheng cun ji yu yu zhang xue cheng si xiang de ju ti zhan kai zhi jian de nei zai guan lian
The ways of Confucianism : investigations in Chinese philosophy by David S Nivison( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nivison brings out the exciting variety within Confucian thought, as he interprets and elucidates key thinkers from over two thousand years, from Confucius himself, through Mencius and Xunzi, to such later Confucians as Wang Yangming, Dai Zhen, and Zhang Xuecheng."--Cover
The Nivison annals : selected works of David S. Nivison on Early Chinese chronology, astronomy, and historiography by David S Nivison( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his last essay just weeks before his death at the age of 91, David S. Nivison says, "Breaking into a formal system - such as a chronology - must be like breaking into a code. If you are successful, success will show right off." Since the late 1970's Nivison has focused his scholarship on breaking the code of Three Dynasties (Xia, Shang, Zhou) chronology by establishing an innovative methodology based on mourning periods, astronomical phenomenon, and numerical manipulations derived from them. Nivison is most readily known in the field for revising (and then revising again) the date of the Zhou conquest of Shang, and for his theory that Western Zhou kings employed two calendars (His so-called "Two yuan" theory), the second being set in effect upon the death of the new king's predecessor and counted from the completion of post-mourning rites for him (i.e., a "second 'first' year"). Nivison's enabling discovery that the Bamboo Annals (BA) had a historical basis was initially designed to make Wang Guowei's analysis of lunar phase terms (the so-called "Four quarter" theory that separated each month into four quarters) work for Western Zhou bronze inscriptions. In order to do so he had to assume that some inscriptions used a second yuan counted from completion of mourning. The king's death was the most important event late in a reign, so this implied that a king's reign-of-record was normally counted from the second yuan, omitting initial mourning years. It follows that when the unexpressed mourning years are forgotten (or edited out) but the dates of the beginning and end of the dynasty are still known, the remaining reigns-of-record cluster toward the beginning and end, and a reign in the middle is enlarged. Problems, ideas, and solutions like the one described above are found throughout this new collection of important works on chronology, astronomy, and historiography
The riddle of the Bamboo annals by David S Nivison( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu chong gou le "zhu shu ji nian" yuan shi wen ben de qian 303 tiao zhu jian, tao lun fen xi le Shang Zhou di shan zhi ji de nian dai, bing ren wei jin ben "zhu shu ji nian" shi zhan guo shi Wei ren dui zhen shi nian dai cuan gai de jie guo
Communist ethics and Chinese tradition by David S Nivison( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Wang Yang-ming, "Chʻuan hsi lu" : concordance by P. J Ivanhoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Chinese and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Wang Yang-ming, "Chʻuan hsi lu" : text by P. J Ivanhoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Chinese and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Tai Chen, "Yüan shan" by P. J Ivanhoe( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key to the chronology of the Three Dynasties : the "modern text" Bamboo Annals by David S Nivison( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ru jia zhi dao : Zhongguo zhe xue zhi tan tao = The ways of Confucianiam : investigations in Chinese philosophy by David S Nivison( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jin ben zhu shu ji nian lun ji = Studies on the modern text of the bamboo annals( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zhu shu ji nian " shi wo guo gu dai yi bu zhong yao de li shi wen xian. ben shu shou ji le zhong guo da lu he mei guo de zhu ming xue zhe guan yu ci shu zhen wei wen ti zhi yi wen nan de dai biao xing lun wen, gong shi wu pian, qi zhong ji bao gua xi tong xing de lun shu, yi you ju ti xing de kao zheng
Jin ben zhu shu ji nian lun ji = Studies on the modern text of the Bamboo Annals( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary and historical thought of Chang Hsüeh-ch'eng, 1738-1801; a study of his life and writing, with translations of six essays from the Wen-shih t'ung-i by David S Nivison( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhang Xuecheng de sheng ping yu si xiang by David S Nivison( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stanford Chinese concordance series( )

in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Chu Hsi, "Ta Hsüeh Chang Chü" by P. J Ivanhoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance to Dai Zhen, "Yuan shan" by P. J Ivanhoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stanford Chinese concordance Series( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confucianism in Action. Edited by D.S. Nivison and A.F. Wright. With contributions by Wm. Theodore De Bary [and others] by David S Nivison( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The ways of Confucianism : investigations in Chinese philosophy
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The riddle of the Bamboo annals
Alternative Names
David Shepherd Nivison Amerikaans filosoof (1923-2014)

David Shepherd Nivison filósofo estadounidense

Ni, Dewei

Ni, Dewei 1923-2014

Nivison, David Shepherd.

Nivison, David Shepherd 1923-2014

Nivison, Nivison, David Shepherd 1923-2014

니비슨, 데이비드 S

데이비드 니비슨

倪德衛

倪德衛 1923-2014

Languages
English (81)

Chinese (21)