The Beauty of Oracle Bone

The oracle bone inscriptions excavated from the Yin Ruins represent the earliest Chinese writings available to us at the present time. Furthermore, of all scripts used by ancient world civilizations, oracle bone inscriptions are the source of the only writing system still in wide use today…


A long, long time ago, at the end of the ancient Shang dynasty, King Zhou—having being influenced by his favorite concubine, Lady Daji—spent every day drinking and making merry and neglected the affairs of state. This made life impossible for the people, causing them to complain bitterly. One day….

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