The World of Emotions in the Book of Songs

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In discussing the Shijing 诗经 (“Book of Songs”), Wang Fuzhi 王夫之 (d. 1692) once pointed out: “The Songs convey emotions” (shi da qing 诗达情).12 Earlier on, Zhu Xi 朱熹 (d. 1200) had already articulated a similar point of view in arguing that the specificity of the Book of Songs lies in the fact that it “expresses emotions by resonating with things (感物道情) and gives a voice to the nature of feelings” (吟咏情性).3 Obviously, these two thinkers considered the expression of emotion to be an important aspect of the Book of Songs. Indeed, there are certain points of commonality between “poetry” (shi 诗) and “music” (yue 乐), and the early Confucians paid a considerable amount of attention to both of these. The Lunyu 论语 (“Confucian Analects” or “Analects”) often touch upon the topics of poetry and music. What poetry and music have in common is mainly the fact that each of them involves the expression of emotions. Generally speaking, it is undeniable that the Book of Songs displays a rich and diverse emotional world which ranges from everyday life to the fields of society and politics and extends from worldly pursuits to ultimate concerns.

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