Anyang Writing and the Origin of the Chinese Writing System<br />By: Robert W. Bagley <br />Presentation by:<br />Cathy Ro...
Topics in Reading include:<br />Discovery of the Anyang writing<br />Material used for writing<br />Divination inscription...
Discovery of the Anyang Writing<br />The earliest Chinese writing dates about 1200 BC.<br />Anyang – the northernmost city...
Turtle Shells and Bovine Scapulas (cow shoulder bone)<br />Divination? <br />Lady Hao<br />Material Written On<br />
3000 – 5000 characters<br />&<br />What was the Purpose of them?<br />Oracle Inscriptions<br />
Ritual vessels<br />Monograms<br />Family crests<br />Bronze Inscriptions<br />
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Other Inscriptions On Surfaces<br />Writings found on bone were also trophies,<br /> describing military expeditions, and<...
Quick Overview<br />3 Types of Script:<br />Script on bone that was carved<br />Script on bronze that was transferred from...
Evidence and Comparative Writing Systems<br />No dictionary found…<br />Clay tablets were found elsewhere…<br />Function? ...
Origin: Unknown<br />3 Hypothesis:<br />Stimulus Diffusion<br />Clan Signs<br />Sudden Invention of Full Writing<br />
Should we consider context?<br />
Thank you! <br />
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Anyang writing and the origin of the chinese

  1. 1. Anyang Writing and the Origin of the Chinese Writing System<br />By: Robert W. Bagley <br />Presentation by:<br />Cathy Rogers<br />
  2. 2. Topics in Reading include:<br />Discovery of the Anyang writing<br />Material used for writing<br />Divination inscriptions<br />Bronze inscriptions<br />Other inscriptions on several surfaces<br />Evidence and comparative writing systems<br />Origin: 3 Hypothesis <br />
  3. 3. Discovery of the Anyang Writing<br />The earliest Chinese writing dates about 1200 BC.<br />Anyang – the northernmost city in Henan where the writings were discovered by archeologists. <br />Wu Ding<br />
  4. 4. Turtle Shells and Bovine Scapulas (cow shoulder bone)<br />Divination? <br />Lady Hao<br />Material Written On<br />
  5. 5. 3000 – 5000 characters<br />&<br />What was the Purpose of them?<br />Oracle Inscriptions<br />
  6. 6. Ritual vessels<br />Monograms<br />Family crests<br />Bronze Inscriptions<br />
  7. 7. ?<br />
  8. 8. ?<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Other Inscriptions On Surfaces<br />Writings found on bone were also trophies,<br /> describing military expeditions, and<br />record keeping.<br />Stone and jade found in tombs<br />
  11. 11. Quick Overview<br />3 Types of Script:<br />Script on bone that was carved<br />Script on bronze that was transferred from clay<br />Script on stone and jade which required a brush<br />
  12. 12. Evidence and Comparative Writing Systems<br />No dictionary found…<br />Clay tablets were found elsewhere…<br />Function? -Administrative work…<br />Writing System connected several cities…<br />Not constricted by royalty…<br />
  13. 13. Origin: Unknown<br />3 Hypothesis:<br />Stimulus Diffusion<br />Clan Signs<br />Sudden Invention of Full Writing<br />
  14. 14. Should we consider context?<br />
  15. 15. Thank you! <br />

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