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Unformatted text preview: studying Chinese Religions? 6. What is the tradition of Scapulimancy? Why is it important to learn about this tradition when studying Chinese religious traditions? It is the tradition where the bones of certain animals are used to answer questions. The process is carve the question in the bone and then apply a heat source and then from the cracks that result the answer could be found but only certain people could interpret the cracks of the bones. It shows that the ancient Chinese in using this technique were trying to contact the world they believed held those that had already past seeking guidance and direction from that which they believed could influence their life. 7. What are the three socio-cultural forces that played an important role in formulating the ancient Chinese world view? 8. What is the name of the earliest political dynasty that has left archeological evidence? Shang dynasty which dates from 1554-1045/1040 BCE...
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- Spring '07
- Religious Studies, Zhou Dynasty, Chinese mythology, earliest political dynasty, Tian Both