Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography by Garret P. S. Olberding (review)

Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography by Garret P. S. Olberding (review) 4 – See also pp. 83–85, “Fluency as a Means of Accounting for Dysfunctions in Efficacy.” 5 – See Jack Goody, “The Construction of a Ritual Text: The Shift from Oral to Written Chan- nels,” in The Power of the Written Tradition (London and Washington: Smithsonian Institu- tion Press, 2000), pp. 47–62. 6 – T hese include the “Biaoji,” “Dazhuan,” “Fuwen,” “Jifa,” “Kongzi xianju,” “Pinyi,” “Quli xia,” “Sang daji,” “Sangfu xiaoji,” “Shenyi,” “Touhu,” “Wenwang shizi,” “Xueji,” “Yanyi,” “Yuzao,” “Zaji shang,” and “Ziyi” chapters. 7 – J effrey K. Riegel, “Li chi 禮記,” in Michael Loewe, ed., Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliograph- ical Guide (Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China and the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1993), pp. 24–32. Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography. By Garret P. S. Olberd- ing. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. Pp. x + 278. Hardcover $85.00, isbn 9781438443898. Reviewed by Kirill Ole Thompson National Taiwan University ktviking@ntu.edu.tw Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography is Garret Olberding’s bold and challenging inquiry into “the evidentiary reliability of memorialized utter- ances at court.” While the surface issue concerns the tension between the historical narrator’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

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4 – See also pp. 83–85, “Fluency as a Means of Accounting for Dysfunctions in Efficacy.” 5 – See Jack Goody, “The Construction of a Ritual Text: The Shift from Oral to Written Chan- nels,” in The Power of the Written Tradition (London and Washington: Smithsonian Institu- tion Press, 2000), pp. 47–62. 6 – T hese include the “Biaoji,” “Dazhuan,” “Fuwen,” “Jifa,” “Kongzi xianju,” “Pinyi,” “Quli xia,” “Sang daji,” “Sangfu xiaoji,” “Shenyi,” “Touhu,” “Wenwang shizi,” “Xueji,” “Yanyi,” “Yuzao,” “Zaji shang,” and “Ziyi” chapters. 7 – J effrey K. Riegel, “Li chi 禮記,” in Michael Loewe, ed., Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliograph- ical Guide (Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China and the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1993), pp. 24–32. Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography. By Garret P. S. Olberd- ing. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. Pp. x + 278. Hardcover $85.00, isbn 9781438443898. Reviewed by Kirill Ole Thompson National Taiwan University ktviking@ntu.edu.tw Dubious Facts: The Evidence of Early Chinese Historiography is Garret Olberding’s bold and challenging inquiry into “the evidentiary reliability of memorialized utter- ances at court.” While the surface issue concerns the tension between the historical narrator’s

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