Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China : the Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han / edited by Donald Harper and Marc Kalinowski
- Handbook of Oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section 4, China ; volume 33
- "Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China is a comprehensive introduction to the manuscripts known as daybooks, examples of which have been found in Warring States, Qin, and Han tombs (453 BCE-220 CE). Their main content concerns hemerology, or "knowledge of good and bad days." Daybooks reveal the place of hemerology in daily life and are invaluable sources for the study of popular culture. Eleven scholars have contributed chapters examining the daybooks from different perspectives, detailing their significance as manuscript-objects intended for everyday use and showing their connection to almanacs still popular in Chinese communities today as well as to hemerological literature in medieval Europe and ancient Babylon. Contributors include: Marianne Bujard, László Sándor Chardonnens, Christopher Cullen, Donald Harper, Marc Kalinowski, Li Ling, Liu Lexian, Ala."--Provided by publisher.
- 9789004349315 (E-book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the The Hastings Libraries Endowment; 2017
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