David Keightley

sinologue américain

David Noel Keightley ( à Londres à Oakland (Californie)) est un sinologue, historien et chercheur américain. Il fut également professeur d'histoire chinoise à l'Université de Californie à Berkeley pendant de nombreuses anneées.[1],[2] Keightley est connu pour ses recherches sur les inscriptions oraculaires.

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David N. Keightley est né à Londres le 25 octobre 1932 et y vécut jusqu'à ce que sa famille déménage aux États-Unis en 1947.



  • Keightley, David N. (1969). "Public Work in Ancient China: A Study of Forced Labor in the Shang and Early Chou". Ph.D. dissertation (Columbia University).
  • David N. Keightley, Sources of Shang History: The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of Bronze Age China, Berkeley, Los Angeles, University of California Press, Google Books.
  • The Origins of Chinese Civilization, Berkeley, Los Angeles, University of California Press, Google Books
  • David N. Keightley, The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, , 232–291 p., « The Shang: China's First Historical Dynasty »
  • David N. Keightley, The Ancestral Landscape: Time, Space, and Community in Late Shang China (ca. 1200-1045 B.C.), Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley,
  • David N. Keightley, These Bones Shall Rise Again: Selected Writings on Early China, Albany, SUNY Press,


  • David N. Keightley, « The Religious Commitment: Shang Theology and the Genesis of Chinese Political Culture », History of Religions, vol. 17, nos 3/4,‎ , p. 211–225 (DOI 10.1086/462791, JSTOR 1062429)
  • "Archaeology and History in Chinese Society." In W.W. Howells and Patricia Tuschitani, eds., Paleoanthropology in the People's Republic of China. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1977:123-129.
  • "On the Misuse of Ancient Chinese Inscriptions: An Astronomical Fantasy." History of Science 15 (1977):267-272.
  • "Space Travel in Bronze Age China?" 'The Skeptical Inquirer 3.2 (Winter 1978):58-63
  • "The Religious Commitment: Shang Theology and the Genesis of Chinese Political Culture." History of Religions 17 (1978):211-224
  • "The Bamboo Annals and Shang-Chou Chronology." Harvard journal of Asiatic Studies 38 (1978):423-438
  • "The Shang State as Seen in the Oracle-Bone Inscriptions." Early China 5 (1979-80):25-34
  • "The State," "Divination," "Religion," "The Economy," "Bronze Working," in Brian Hook, ed., The Cambridge Encyclopedia of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. pp. 163-65.
  • "The Late Shang State: When, Where, and What?" in Keighcley, ed., The Origins of Chinese Civilization (1983):523-564
  • "Late Shang Divination: The Magico-Religious Legacy." In Henry Rosemont, Jr., ed., Explorations in Early Chinese Cosmologygy. Journal of the American Academy of Religion Studies 50.2 (1984): 11-34
  • "Reports from the Shang: A Correction and Some Speculations." Early China 9-10 (1983- 1985):20-39, 47-54
  • "Main Trends in American Studies of Chinese History: Neolithic to Imperial Times," The History Teacher 19.4 (August 1986):527-543
  • "Archaeology and Mentality: The Making of China." Representations 18 (Spring 1987):91-128.
  • "Prehistory" and "The First Historical Dynasty: The Shang." The New Encyclopædia Britannica: Macropaedia (Chicago 1987) 16:62-67
  • Astrology and Cosmology in the Shang Oracle-Bone Inscriptions." Cosmos 3 (1987):36-40
  • "Shang Dynasty," in Ainslie T. Embree, ed., Encyclopedia of Asian History (New York, Scribner's: 1988) 3:426-429
  • [Translator] Wang Ningsheng, "Yangshao Burial Customs and Social Organization: A Comment on the Theory of Yangshao Matrilineal Society and Its Methodology," Early China 11-12 (1985–87):Cr-32
  • "Shang Divination and Metaphysics," Philosophy East and Wl>st 38.4 (October 1988):367-397
  • [Translator, with Igarashi Yoshikuni] Toyoda Hidashi and lnoo Hideyuki, "Shigaku zasshi: Summary of Japanese Scholarship," Early China 13 (1988): 297-327
  • "The Origins of Writing in China: Scripts and Cultural Contexts," in Wayne M. Senner, ed., The Origins of Writing (University of Nebraska Press, 1989):171-202
  • "Comment" (in the Early China Forum on Qiu Xigui, "An Examination of Whether the Charges in Shang Oracle-Bone Inscriptions Are Questions"), Early China 14 (1989):138-46
  • '"There Was an Old Man of Changan...': Limericks and the Teaching of Early Chinese History," The History Teacher 22.3 (May 1989):325-28.




  • David Johnson, « DNK – Some Recollections, In Celebration », Early China, vol. 20,‎ , vii-x (JSTOR 23351757)
  • Edward Shaughnessy, « The Origin of an Yijing Line Statement », Early China, vol. 20,‎ , p. 223–240 (JSTOR 23351757)