Abstract des Vortrags
Inheritor of a "Rebellious" Mind? Yang Yun and His Letter to Sun Huizong
Yang Yun (?–54 B.C.), Sima Tan's great-grandson and Sima Qian's grandson via the maternal line, is depicted in the Hanshu as the first to have read the "Record of His Lord the Grand Scribe" (Taishigong ji), and also as the first one to transmit his ancestor’s work (zushu), and to have made it known to a larger public.
In my paper, I will try and find answers to at least some of these questions, focussing primarily on the further-reaching question of whether or not Yang Yun contributed in some way to the "scribes' tradition".