Power of Texts: Inscriptions on Ritual Objects of the Han Period (206 BCE−220 CE)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The project aims to look into the under-researched aspect of the changes of function of texts on ritual objects during the Han times. A survey of archaeological reports, collections and archives in different museums and institutes will develop a database of the relevant objects and text records to lay a foundation for the study. In addition, this research will study the content and the way the texts are displayed on different types of ritual object of the Han period. It will also investigate the provenance of the texts by comparing them with different common textual materials of the same period.

Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
Effective start/end date01/01/2430/06/26


  • texts
  • inscriptions
  • ritual objects
  • Han China


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