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Ancient Chinese Bamboo and Wooden Slips and Silk Manuscripts Displayed (Nov. 10-30)

Updated: 2019-11-11

 

Visitors view silk manuscripts on display. (Photo/Deng Xia)

An exhibition showcasing the calligraphy on 380 pieces of ancient Chinese bamboo and wooden slips and silk manuscripts opened at the Hunan Museum on November 10. These  exhibits date back to the Warring States Period (475 B.C.-221 B.C.), the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C.-207 B.C.), the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.), and the Wei, Jin, and Southern & Northern Dynasties (220 A.D.-589 A.D.).

The exhibits are displayed in chronological sequence, including the ancient books and records of the Warring States Period, the legal documents of the Qin Dynasty, the prescriptions of the Han Dynasty, and the administrative documents of the Three Kingdoms period (220 A.D.-280 A.D.).
 
The exhibition was hosted by the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and undertaken by the Hunan Museum. It is open to the public free of charge and will last until November 30.


Liye Qin Bamboo Slips on display. (Photo/Deng Xia)


The silk manuscript Fifty-two Diseases Prescriptions (part) unearthed at Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs in Changsha. (Photo/Deng Xia)

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hn.chinanews.com