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: Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China. The Daybook Manuscripts of the Warring States, Qin, and Han
: Editors: Donald Harper and Marc Kalinowski
: brill
: 2017
: pdf
: 545
: 26.1

Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China is a comprehensive introduction to the manuscripts known as daybooks, examples of which have been found in Warring States, Qin, and Han tombs (453 BCE220 CE). Their main content concerns hemerology, or knowledge of good and bad days. Daybooks reveal the place of hemerology in daily life and are invaluable sources for the study of popular culture.
Eleven scholars have contributed chapters examining the daybooks from different perspectives, detailing their significance as manuscript-objects intended for everyday use and showing their connection to almanacs still popular in Chinese communities today as well as to hemerological literature in medieval Europe and ancient Babylon.


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