Research Project


Myth, History, and Music in the Creation of the Excavated Bamboo Guicang 歸藏 Hexagram Text

Prof. Dr. Constance Cook

Examination and annotated translation of a 3rd- to 2nd- century BCE bamboo divination text called the Guicang 歸藏, which was discovered in the Wangjiatai tomb 15 in the Jiangling region of Hubei in 1993. This study will focus on recovering the ur-texts or mythical-historical narratives and the possible early performative contexts used when drawing on this narratives to form the cryptic Hexagram statements.

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