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Zhou Gong
- Qin Shi #10 2
 
  周公 1
琴史#10
周公之製 (Qin) as made for Zhou Gong 3          
Zhou Gong (the Duke of Zhou) was a brother of Wu Wang and regent for Cheng Wang. Some handbooks say he wrote Geng Ge to instruct Cheng Wang.

The Qin Shi biography makes the following specific connections between Zhou Gong and the qin:

The entry does not mention the melody Zhou Jin Teng (Qin Cao, Hejian Zage, #6).

The Qin Shi entry begins,4

Zhou Gong used the talents of a sage...

Translation incomplete.

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Zhou Gong 周公 references
3597.91 姓姬名旦 Proper name Ji Dan. Also called 魯周公 Duke Zhou of Lu. Shi Ji #33.
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2. 10 lines
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3. 周公之製 (Qin) as made by Zhou Gong
The original of this image, from a series (宋人畫歷代琴式圖) that includes this 堯帝琴式 Yao qin style, is in the 國立故宮博物院 National Palace Museum. The text accompanying the image is as follows,

"周公名旦。有聖德多才藝。制禮作樂,朝諸侯於明堂。而樂音。由是而佳焉。"

The online reproduction is somewhat unclear, but there seems to be no mention of the qin other than in the picture title.
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4. The original text
The Chinese text of the Qin Shi entry is as follows:

周公以聖人之才。佐文武、定王業、相成王、致太平,於是四海和會。

越裳氏重九譯而來貢,周公曰:「此非旦之力也,文王之德也。」廼援琴而鼓之,故曰《越裳操》,喜遠人之服而歸美於先王也。

或云又有《臨深操》,蓋言當天下之任而益加恭慎也。

當周公之制禮也,詩之二南、雅頌,皆奏之於歌詠,播之管弦,然則二南、雅頌者亦為琴之曲也。

是故作之朝廷則君臣和而治本成。作之鄉黨則仁義修而人倫厚。作之閨門則父子親而家道正。作之庠序則師友惇而學藝成,

琴之所補豈小哉?是以君子重之。

Not yet translated.
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