Thursday, September 21, 2017
A Legacy of Elegance: Oracle Bones Collection from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Aug 12, 2017 To Sep 17, 2017
Detail: The Shang dynasty inscribed oracle bones were found at Yinxu, Henan province. Its purpose and function shed significant light on the origin of Chinese culture, disclosing major concerns of the time. Shang oracle-bone script is the earliest known form of systematic Chinese writing which is a crucial source for understanding the development of Chinese characters as well as the history of the Shang dynasty.