Discuss the Yueji Becoming a Book from the Spread of Version and the Creative Reconstruction of the Text
Abstract: "Yueji" as a important documents of the history of Chinese music theory and Confucianism, the question of its author and becoming a book have been a very hot issue in the academic history, but few scholars investigate it deeply from its versions’ spread in the Han Dynasty and its adopted documents and creative reconstruction of the text. Criticizing literatures in the details, "Yueji" doesn’t become into a book in the pre-Qin, it isn’t accomplished untill Hejian Confucians creatively integrate many literatures and reconstruct the text in the center of Hejian Confucianism of Han Dynasty. As a core book of Hejian classics, it also has been forbidden and restrained, doesn’t be permit to teach and study openly in the long time, so that the clues about its spread have been caliginous, which spread exists the multiple versions such as the Palace Secret version, Hejian Wangyu version and the private keeping version of the ritual doctors and so on. Although they have some deferent, they all keep basically a Confucian system called "studies of Heaven-Rites” which is the reconstructing Confucian system of Hejian.
Key Words: the Spread of Version; Reconstruction of the Text; "Studies of Heaven-Rites” of Hejian; Yueji Becoming a Book