Book of Documents 尚書

An early collection of proclamations and instructions attributed to the founders of the Zhou dynasty, with English translation by James Legge

Source: Wikisource, accessed 2018-04-21尚書

English translations

  1. Legge, James 1865, Sacred Books of the East, Vol. III, A Translation of the Book of Documents, Classic of History, or Shujing, Hong Kong and London: Trubner and Co., Part I:, Part II:, also at
  2. Watson B, David S Nivison, and Irene Bloom 1999, “Classical Sources of Chinese Tradition,” In W M Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom eds. Sources of Chinese Tradition: Volume One from Earliest Times to 1600, pp. 29-36, Chapter 2. Partial translation.


  1. Shaughnessy, E L 1993, “Shang shu 尚書,” In Michael Loewe, (ed.) Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China, pp. 376-389.
  2. Schaberg, David 2017, 'Chapter 12: Classics (Jing 經),' in Denecke, Wiebke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900CE), New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 174-176.

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