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Les procédés de déchiffrement de l’écriture archaïque sur os et écailles de tortue (Chine antique, XIIIe-XIe siècle av. J.-C.)

Title in English Decipherment Methods of Archaic Writing on Bones and Tortoise Shells (Ancient China, 13th-11th centuries BC)


Year of publication 2014
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper focuses on the identification and comprehension of this script with the ultimate objective of deciphering it. Graphical deciphering is tested in order to define and systematize it in a specific philological and cultural background. The main thrust of the paper is the search for a fundamental methodology of the deciphering process of oracle bone inscriptions in the framework of the advancement of this process in the course of the 20th century until now.