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Renwen Lecture: Stories of Oracle Bone Inscriptions — a Pivotal Link in Chinese Civilization

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Office, 40 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006 United States

Discovered 120 years ago by Wang Yirong (王懿荣), Chancellor of the Qing Imperial Academy in Beijing in 1899, Jiǎgǔwén (甲骨文 or oracle bone inscriptions, OBI) refers to scripts engraved on animal bones and turtle shells, mostly for divination and events recording dating back to 1600 BC. Hundreds of thousands of oracle bones were unearthed during […]

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