Five years after the discovery of ancient Chinese bamboo manuscripts, Dartmouth’s Sarah Allan and other scholars are sharing their insights about what the ancient texts—from around 300 B.C.—reveal about early Chinese thought and culture, reports The New York Times.
“300 B.C. was the height of China’s Axial Age, that is, it was in the middle of the period in which the core ideas of the Chinese intellectual tradition took form,” Allan, the Burlington Northern Foundation Professor in Asian Studies in Honor of Richard M. Bressler, tells the Times. “These manuscripts speak directly to the core issues of the Chinese intellectual tradition, and were recorded at the height of the formative period.”
Read the full story, published 7/10/13 by The New York Times.