marco caboara, Asian Languages and Literature
Grammatical variation in the Zuozhuan
I am working on a text-based project on Syntactic variation in a Classical Chinese text, the Zuozhuan, or the Zuo Commentary to the Spring and Autumn Annals. The project aims at finding syntactic clues to date the different portions of the text,and to compare them with the syntactic features of contemporary manuscript texts. I will be scanning some large format material. This project is a prosecution of my former project on the manuscript versions of the Dao Dejing I have been working on with Professor Stacy Waters since last fall quarter (DXARTS 411), and it is part of the work towards my PhD dissertation.