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A Research of Shamanistic Characters on Covenant Attestations (盟書材料) in Pre-Qin China

  • JOURNAL OF CHINESE STUDIES
  • 2019, (65), pp.1-18
  • DOI : 10.26585/chlab.2019..65.001
  • Publisher : CHINESE STUDIES INSTITUTE
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Received : July 25, 2019
  • Accepted : August 23, 2019
  • Published : September 30, 2019

CHO YONG JUN 1

1中國人民大學

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper mainly discusses the shamanistic activities of the shamans in the covenant attestations (盟書材料) of the Three Jin Dynasty (三晉) by using the records of the materials, and verifying each other with the traditional documents, unearthed documents and archaeological reports. Although the function of the shamans is to transport ghosts and gods, it has no supernatural power, but the ancients believed that the shamans could accomplish many things by the power of the ghosts and gods. The main types of activities of ancient shamans can be divided into nine categories: communicating with ghosts, medical activities, protective activities, farming and hunting activities, seeking offspring activities, architectural activities, funeral activities, imprecation and agony activities, and ordeal activities. This article mainly focuses on the shamans and divination activities, and the oath of curse and vows activities seen in the materials of the Three Jin covenant attestations (三晉盟書材料), and makes an investigation and discussion on the shamanistic activities of the shamans seen in the Three Jin covenant attestations (三晉盟書材料).

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