On the composition of the "Attracting the people" chapter of the Book of Lord Shang

Tong Weimin*, Yuri Pines (Translator)

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Abstract

This article argues on the basis of internal and external evidence that chapter 15 "Attracting the people" (Lai min) was written by a follower of Shang Yang in the later years of King Zhao of Qin (r. 306-251 BCE). While the idea of attracting immigrants can be traced back to Shang Yang himself, the article dates the chapter seventy-eight years after his death (i.e., after the end of Changping campaign, 260 BCE).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-151
Number of pages14
JournalContemporary Chinese Thought
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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© 2016 Taylor & Francis.

Translation of: Weimin 仝卫敏.《商君书·徕民篇》成书新探

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