Sino-Viet Ritual Texts

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Library Catalog records for the paper manuscripts


About the Collection

sino viet v3 001 image These three unique manuscripts of rituals in classical Chinese and Vietnamese Nom are traceable to medieval China. One of the manuscripts can be dated to 1924. They contain practical Buddhist-Taoist rituals on death, healing and natural disasters. The manuscripts contain Chinese calligraphy from different calligraphers, colorful illustrations and inserts written in Vietnamese Nom. Their origin is unknown.

The original manuscripts are available for use at Rauner Special Collections Library. See the Library Catalog link above.