Theoretical Study of the Rhetoric of the Pre-Qin Political Lobbyists——Based on the Chapter of Manoeuvre of the Book Guiguzi
Although Guiguzi is the only book of pre-Qin political lobbyists still existing today, the Chinese logical historians have conducted little research about it. The fundamental reason is related to the outlook on logic. The broad argument advanced by Ju Shier makes it possible for the Chinese logical historians to study Guiguzi. On the basis of broad argument, this paper conducted a detailed analysis of the chapter of Manoeuvre of Guiguzi, and with a reference to the lobbying examples of Su Qin, demonstrated the lobbying techniques of the pre-Qin political lobbyists.