Frame Narratives Concerning the Chinese Origin of Divination and Geomancy in Mongolian Manuscript Texts

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SRBA Ondřej

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
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Faculty of Arts

Keywords Mongolian manuscripts; frame narratives; geomancy/land analysis (sa dpyad); funeral rituals; divination; source edition; 18th–19th centuries
Description This paper introduces three Mongolian texts of various genres linked together by their frame narratives which all refer to Mongolian notions regarding the Chinese origin of divination, geomancy and related rituals. The frame narratives represent a rare component of Mongolian texts of these genres. The texts are published in transcription, with a translation, and compared to the corresponding textual tradition as well as to wider cultural context illustrated by instances from oral tradition.
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