2A, OUTLINE

2A, OUTLINE - (Source: Keightley, Sources of Shang History...

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Shang religion Intro An example [1] Crack-making on guisi [day 30], Que divined: [2] “In the next ten days there will be no disaster.” [3] The king, reading the cracks, said: “There will be harm; there will perhaps be the coming of alarming news.” [4] When it came to the fifth day, dingyou [day 34], there really was the coming of alarming news from the west. Zhi Guo, reporting, said: “The Tufang are besieging in our eastern borders and have harmed two settlements.” The Gong(?)fang also raided the fields of our western borders.
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Unformatted text preview: (Source: Keightley, Sources of Shang History , 44) [1] = preface [2] = charge [3] = prognostication [4] = verification [Concept of GENRE] The basic structure: two modes of divine-human relationship A. Divination B. Sacrifice Sacral role of the king h Proximity to tombs; royal burial (A word on “cult.”) Pantheon A. Royal ancestors B. Culture heroes C. Nature deities D. Di h , the high god/sky god Themes A. Ritual action B. Divine-human relations C. Legitimation D. Locative or utopian?...
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