Preliminary Notes on Sung Archaeology

  title={Preliminary Notes on Sung Archaeology},
  author={Richard C. Rudolph},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={169 - 177}
  • R. Rudolph
  • Published 1 February 1963
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
We have heard much about the Sung archaeologists' mistakes but little about their important work, upon which much of our work in some fields is based today. They did not make spectacular discoveries of buried cities through the use of classical sources as did Heinrich Schliemann less than one hundred years ago. But they did use the early literature, together with a critical sense of judgment, some eight or nine centuries ago to discover much truth about the remote past and to dispel… 

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