Dream & Sickness in the Shang Dynasty (BC 1600–1046): Evidence from the Oracle Bone Inscriptions
A talk by Song Zhenhao (Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Science)
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Discovered in 1899, the Shang dynasty oracle bone inscriptions are the most important source materials for the research of ancient China. Professor Song’s talk will concentrate on the oracle records dealing with problems related to various kinds of sicknesses and dreams of the Shang Chinese.
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Song Zhenhao (Research Fellow at the Institute of History, Chinese Academy of Social Science) is a renowned scholar of Xia (BC 2070 - 1600) and Shang studies. Professor Song is the author of many articles and books and is the Editor-in-Chief of the voluminous Bibliography of A Hundred Years of Oracle Bone Studies (1999) and of the huge, 40-volume Jiagu wenxian jicheng (Collection of Oracle Bone Studies) (2001), as well as the soon-to-be-published 10-volume History of the Shang Dynasty.
Professor Song is spending two months at UCLA to prepare, in collaboration with UCLA's Professor Hung-hsiang Chou (Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures), a bibliography of special collections in UCLA's Richard Rudolph East Asian Libary.
Professor Song will speak in Chinese. His talk will be translated by Professor San-pao Li of California State University, Long Beach.
For more information please contact
Tel: 310 825-8683
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies