This article is a study of narratives and dialogues surrounding Confucius and his disciples in the Shanghai Museum Manuscripts, focusing on their relationship with received texts, as well as their periodization and genre division. The Shanghai Museum narratives seem to be situated between Lun yu (Analects) and Han Shi waizhuan (Han Ying’s Outer Commentary to the Poetry), in that they are not as succinct and precise as the former, but also not overly elaborate like the latter. These narratives are possibly the work of Confucians from the mid to late Warring States period.
ChenShaoming 陳少明 “Lunyu ‘waizhuan’ – dui Kongmen shi di chuanshuo de sixiangshi kaocha” 《論語》“外傳”—對孔門師弟傳説的思想史考察 in ShaomingChen 陳少明 ed. Si shi zhijian: Lunyu de guannianshi shidu 思史之間：《論語》的觀念史釋讀 (Shanghai: Shanghai sanlian shudian2009).
YiRuobo 伊若泊 “Shangbo wu suo jian Zhongni dizi Zigong de yanyu yu zaoqi ruxueshi” 《上博•五》所見仲尼弟子子貢的言語與早期儒學史 (paper presented at the 2007 nian zhongguo jianboxue guoji luntan 2007年中國簡帛學國際論壇TaipeiTaiwan University 臺灣大學 November 10–11 2007).