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Going Beyond Traditional Reconstructions of Old Chinese Phonology: How Can Improved Reconstructions Can Help in Reading Ancient Chinese Documents?

Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill

Over the past few decades, numerous manuscripts dating to around 300 BCE have been unearthed in China. Reading texts written on bamboo strips (such as the Tsinghua manuscripts shown above) involves the collaboration of archaeologists, paleographers, linguists, and historians. One … Continued

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