Sino-Platonic Papers

Sino-Platonic Papers is an occasional series edited by Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. The purpose of the series is to make available to specialists and the interested public the results of research that, because of its unconventional or controversial nature, might otherwise go unpublished.

For the most recent issues, see the bottom of the list.

Since issue no. 171 (June 2006), Sino-Platonic Papers has been published electronically on the Web at no cost to readers, with older back issues also being released periodically for free in e-editions. Paper copies of issues nos. 1–170 will continue to be available for purchase until our stock runs out. The issues will continue to be available on the Web; you are welcome to print a copy for yourself or your library.

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# Date Author Title Pp Price
1 Feb. 1986 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
The Need for an Alphabetically Arranged General Usage Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: A Review Article of Some Recent Dictionaries and Current Lexicographical Projects 31 PDF: free;
hard copy: $2.50
2 Dec. 1986 Andrew Jones
Hiroshima
The Poetics of Uncertainty in Early Chinese Literature 45 PDF: free;
hard copy: $3.00
3 March 1987 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
A Partial Bibliography for the Study of Indian Influence on Chinese Popular Literature iv, 214 PDF: free;
hard copy: $20.00
4 Nov. 1987 Robert M. Sanders
University of Hawaii
The Four Languages of “Mandarin” (Also available in PDF format) 14 PDF: free;
hard copy: $2.00
5 Dec. 1987 Eric A. Havelock
Vassar College
Chinese Characters and the Greek Alphabet (Also available in PDF format.) 4 PDF: free;
hard copy: $2.00
6 Jan. 1988 J. Marshall Unger
University of Hawaii
Computers and Japanese Literacy: Nihonzin no Yomikaki Nôryoku to Konpyûta. This is a parallel text in Japanese (in romanization) and English. The English text alone is available in HTML: Computers and Japanese Literacy. 13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $3.00
7 Jan. 1988 Chang Tsung-tung
Goethe-Universität
Indo-European Vocabulary in Old Chinese i, 56 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.00
8 Feb. 1988 various Reviews (I) ii, 39 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.50
9 Dec. 1988 Soho Machida
Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
Life and Light, the Infinite: A Historical and Philological Analysis of the Amida Cult 46 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.50
10 June 1989 Pratoom Angurarohita
Chulalongkorn University Bangkok
Buddhist Influence on the Neo-Confucian Concept of the Sage (Also available in PDF format.) 31 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
11 July 1989 Edward Shaughnessy
University of Chicago
Western Cultural Innovations in China, 1200 BC (790 KB PDF) 8 PDF: free;
hard copy: $2.00
12 Aug. 1989 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
The Contributions of T’ang and Five Dynasties Transformation Texts (pien-wen) to Later Chinese Popular Literature 71 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.00
13 Oct. 1989 Jiaosheng Wang
Shanghai
The Complete Ci-Poems of Li Qingzhao: A New English Translation xii, 122 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
14 Dec. 1989 various Reviews (II) 69 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.50
15 Jan. 1990 George Cardona
University of Pennsylvania
On Attitudes Toward Language in Ancient India 19 PDF: free;
hard copy: $3.50
16 March 1990 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Three Brief Essays Concerning Chinese Tocharistan 16 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.50
17 April 1990 Heather Peters
University Museum of Philadelphia
Tattooed Faces and Stilt Houses: Who Were the Ancient Yue? 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $4.50
18 May 1990 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Two Non-Tetragraphic Northern Sinitic Languages
  1. Implications of the Soviet Dungan Script for Chinese Language Reform
  2. Who Were the Gyámi?
28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.00
19 June 1990 Bosat Man
Nalanda
Backhill/Peking/Beijing 6 PDF: free;
hard copy: $2.50
20 Oct. 1990 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
[The] File [on the Cosmic] Track [and Individual] Dough[tiness]: Introduction and Notes for a Translation of the Ma-wang-tui Manuscripts of the Lao Tzu 68 PDF: free;
hard copy: $13.50
21 Dec. 1990 Philippa Jane Benson
Carnegie Mellon University
Two Cross-Cultural Studies on Reading Theory 9, 13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
22 March 1991 David Moser
University of Michigan
Slips of the Tongue and Pen in Chinese 45 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
23 April 1991 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Tracks of the Tao, Semantics of Zen 10 PDF: free;
hard copy: $3.50
24 Aug. 1991 David A. Utz
University of Pennsylvania
Language, Writing, and Tradition in Iran 24 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.50
25 Aug. 1991 Jean DeBernardi
University of Alberta
Linguistic Nationalism: The Case of Southern Min 22 + 3 figs. PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
26 Sept. 1991 JAO Tsung-i
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Questions on the Origins of Writing Raised by the Silk Road 10 PDF: free;
hard copy: $4.50
27 Aug. 1991 Victor H. Mair, ed.
University of Pennsylvania
Schriftfestschrift: Essays in Honor of John DeFrancis on His Eightieth Birthday ix, 245 PDF: free;
hard copy: $35.00
28 Sept. 1991 ZHOU Youguang
State Language Commission, Peking
The Family of Chinese Character-Type Scripts: Twenty Members and Four Stages of Development (Also available as a 650 KB PDF.) 11 PDF: free;
hard copy: $4.00
29 Sept. 1991 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
What Is a Chinese “Dialect/Topolect”? Reflections on Some Key Sino-English Linguistic Terms Also available as a PDF.) 31 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.00
30 Oct. 1991 M. V. Sofronov
Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Chinese Philology and the Scripts of Central Asia 10 PDF: free;
hard copy: $4.50
31 Oct. 1991 various Reviews (III) 68 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.00
32 Aug. 1992 David McCraw
University of Hawaii
How the Chinawoman Lost Her Voice 27 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.50
33 Sept. 1992 FENG Lide and Kevin Stuart
Chuankou No. 1 Middle School and Qinghai Education College
Interethnic Contact on the Inner Asian Frontier: The Gangou People of Minhe County, Qinghai 34 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.00
34 Oct. 1992 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Two Papers on Sinolinguistics
  1. A Hypothesis Concerning the Origin of the Term fanqie (“Countertomy”)
  2. East Asian Round-Trip Words
13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
35 Nov. 1992 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
with an added note by Edwin G. Pulleyblank
Reviews (IV) 37 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.00
36 Feb. 1993 XU Wenkan
Hanyu Da Cidian editorial offices, Shanghai
Hanyu Wailaici de Yuyuan Kaozheng he Cidian Bianzuan (Philological Research on the Etymology of Loanwords in Sinitic and Dictionary Compilation) 13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
37 March 1993 Tanya Storch
University of New Mexico
Chinese Buddhist Historiography and Orality 16 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
38 April 1993 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
The Linguistic and Textual Antecedents of The Sutra of the Wise and the Foolish 95 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
39 Aug. 1993 Jordan Paper
York University
A Material Case for a Late Bering Strait Crossing Coincident with Pre-Columbian Trans-Pacific Crossings 17 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.50
40 Sept. 1993 Michael Carr
Center for Language Studies, Otaru University of Commerce
Tiao-Fish through Chinese Dictionaries 68 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.50
41 Oct. 1993 Paul Goldin
Harvard University
Miching Mallecho: The Zhanguo ce and Classical Rhetoric 27 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.50
42 Nov. 1993 Renchin-Jashe Yulshul
Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Kokonor (Qinghai)
and Kevin Stuart
Institute of Foreign Languages, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Kham Tibetan Language Materials 39 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
43 Dec. 1993 MA Quanlin, MA Wanxiang, and MA Zhicheng
Xining
Edited by Kevin Stuart
Kokonor
Salar Language Materials 72 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.50
44 Jan. 1994 Dolkun Kamberi
Columbia University
The Three Thousand Year Old Charchan Man Preserved at Zaghunluq 15 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.50
45 May 1994 Mark Hansell
Carleton College
The Sino-Alphabet: The Assimilation of Roman Letters into the Chinese Writing System 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.00
46 July 1994 various Reviews (V) 2, 155 PDF: free;
hard copy: $24.00
47 Aug. 1994 Robert S. Bauer
Mahidol University Salaya Nakornpathom, Thailand
Sino-Tibetan *kolo “Wheel” 11 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
48 Sept. 1994 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Introduction and Notes for a Complete Translation of the Chuang Tzu xxxiv, 110 PDF: free;
hard copy: $21.50
49 Oct. 1994 Ludo Rocher
University of Pennsylvania
Orality and Textuality in the Indian Context 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.00
50 Nov. 1994 YIN Binyong
State Language Commission and Institute for Applied Linguistics (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Diyi ge Lading Zimu de Hanyu Pinyin Fang’an Shi Zenyang Chansheng de? [How Was the First Romanized Spelling System for Sinitic Produced?] 7 PDF: free;
hard copy: $4.00
51 Nov. 1994 HAN Kangxin
Institute of Archeology Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The Study of Ancient Human Skeletons from Xinjiang, China 9 + 4 figs. PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
52 Nov. 1994 Warren A. Shibles
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Chinese Romanization Systems: IPA Transliteration 20 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.00
53 Nov. 1994 XU Wenkan
Editorial Offices of the Hanyu Da Cidian Shanghai
Guanyu Tuhuoluoren de Qiyuan he Qianxi Wenti [On the Problem of the Origins and Migrations of the Tocharians] 11 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
54 Nov. 1994 Üjiyediin Chuluu (Chaolu Wu)
University of Toronto
Introduction, Grammar, and Sample Sentences for Jegün Yogur 34 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
55 Nov. 1994 Üjiyediin Chuluu (Chaolu Wu)
University of Toronto
Introduction, Grammar, and Sample Sentences for Dongxiang 34 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
56 Nov. 1994 Üjiyediin Chuluu (Chaolu Wu)
University of Toronto
Introduction, Grammar, and Sample Sentences for Dagur 36 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
57 Nov. 1994 Üjiyediin Chuluu (Chaolu Wu)
University of Toronto
Introduction, Grammar, and Sample Sentences for Monguor 31 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
58 Nov. 1994 Üjiyediin Chuluu (Chaolu Wu)
University of Toronto
Introduction, Grammar, and Sample Sentences for Baoan 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
59 Dec. 1994 Kevin Stuart
Qinghai Junior Teachers College;
Limusishiden
Qinghai Medical College Attached Hospital, Xining, Kokonor (Qinghai)
China’s Monguor Minority: Ethnography and Folktales i, I, 193 PDF: free;
hard copy: $28.50
60 Dec. 1994 Kevin Stuart, Li Xuewei, and Shelear
Qinghai Junior Teachers College, Xining, Kokonor (Qinghai)
China’s Dagur Minority: Society, Shamanism, and Folklore vii, 167 PDF: free;
hard copy: $26.50
61 Dec. 1994 Kevin Stuart and Li Xuewei
Qinghai Junior Teachers College, Xining, Kokonor (Qinghai)
Tales from China’s Forest Hunters: Oroqen Folktales iv, 59 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.00
62 Dec. 1994 William C. Hannas
Georgetown University
Reflections on the “Unity” of Spoken and Written Chinese and Academic Learning in China 5 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
63 Dec. 1994 Sarah M. Nelson
University of Denver
The Development of Complexity in Prehistoric North China 17 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.00
64 Jan. 1995 Arne Østmoe
Bangkok, Thailand, and Drøbak, Norway
A Germanic-Tai Linguistic Puzzle 81, 6 PDF: free;
hard copy: $17.00
65 Feb. 1995 Penglin Wang
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Indo-European Loanwords in Altaic 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.00
66 March 1995 ZHU Qingzhi
Sichuan University and Peking University
Some Linguistic Evidence for Early Cultural Exchange Between China and India 7 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
67 April 1995 David McCraw
University of Hawaii
Pursuing Zhuangzi as a Rhymester: A Snark-Hunt in Eight Fits 38 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.50
68 May 1995 Ke Peng, Yanshi Zhu
University of Chicago and Tokyo, Japan
New Research on the Origin of Cowries Used in Ancient China i, 26 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.00
69 Jan. 1996 Dpal-ldan-bkra-shis, Keith Slater, et al.
Qinghai, Santa Barbara, etc.
Language Materials of China’s Monguor Minority: Huzhu Mongghul and Minhe Mangghuer xi, 266 PDF: free;
hard copy: $40.00
70 Feb. 1996 David Utz, Xinru Liu, Taylor Carman, Bryan Van Norden, and the Editor
Philadelphia, Vassar, etc.
Reviews VI 93 PDF: free;
hard copy: $20.00
71 March 1996 Erik Zürcher
Leiden University
Seishi Karashima
Soka University
Huanming Qin
Tang Studies Hotline
Vernacularisms in Medieval Chinese Texts 31 + 11 + 8 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
72 May 1996 E. Bruce Brooks
University of Massachusetts
The Life and Mentorship of Confucius 44 PDF: free;
hard copy: $13.50
73 June 1996 ZHANG Juan, et al., and Kevin Stuart
Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan, Liaoning
Blue Cloth and Pearl Deer; Yogur Folklore iii, 76 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
74 Jan. 1997 David Moser
University of Michigan & Beijing Foreign Studies University
Covert Sexism in Mandarin Chinese 23 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
75 Feb. 1997 Haun Saussy
Stanford University
The Prestige of Writing: Wen2, Letter, Picture, Image, Ideography 40 PDF: free;
hard copy: $13.00
76 Feb. 1997 Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky
Bard College
The Evolution of the Symbolism of the Paradise of the Buddha of Infinite Life and Its Western Origins 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.00
77 Jan. 1998 Daniel Hsieh
Purdue University
The Origin and Nature of the “Nineteen Old Poems” 49 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.00
78 Feb. 1998 Narsu
Inner Mongolia College of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Kevin Stuart
Qinghai Junior Teachers’ College
Practical Mongolian Sentences (With English Translation) iii + 49 + ii + 66 PDF: free;
hard copy: $23.00
79 March 1998 Dennis Grafflin
Bates College
A Southeast Asian Voice in the Daodejing? 8 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.50
80 July 1998 Taishan Yu
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A Study of Saka History ii + 225 PDF: free;
hard copy: $32.00
81 Sept. 1998 Hera S. Walker
Ursinus College (Philadelphia)
Indigenous or Foreign?: A Look at the Origins of the Monkey Hero Sun Wukong iv + 110 PDF: free;
hard copy: $24.50
82 Sept. 1998 I. S. Gurevich
Russian Academy of Sciences
A Fragment of a pien-wen(?) Related to the Cycle “On Buddha’s Life” 15 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
83 Oct. 1998 Minglang Zhou
University of Colorado at Boulder
Tense/Aspect markers in Mandarin and Xiang dialects, and their contact 20 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
84 Oct. 1998 Ulf Jäger
Gronau/Westfalen, Germany
The New Old Mummies from Eastern Central Asia: Ancestors of the Tocharian Knights Depicted on the Buddhist Wallpaintings of Kucha and Turfan? Some Circumstantial Evidence 9 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
85 Oct. 1998 Mariko Namba Walter
University of New England
Tokharian Buddhism in Kucha: Buddhism of Indo-European Centum Speakers in Chinese Turkestan before the 10th Century C.E. 30 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.50
86 Oct. 1998 Jidong Yang
University of Pennsylvania
Siba: Bronze Age Culture of the Gansu Corridor 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
87 Nov. 1998 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Canine Conundrums: Eurasian Dog Ancestor Myths in Historical and Ethnic Perspective 74 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.50
88 Dec. 1998 Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
Aichi Gakusen University
Siddham in China and Japan 9, 124 PDF: free;
hard copy: $27.00
89 Jan. 1999 Alvin Lin
Yale University
Writing Taiwanese: The Development of Modern Written Taiwanese 4 + 41 + 4 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.50
90 Jan. 1999 Victor H. Mair et al Reviews VII [including review of The Original Analects] 2, 38 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.00
91 Jan. 1999 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Phonosymbolism or Etymology: The Case of the Verb “Cop” 28 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.00
92 Jan. 1999 Christine Louise Lin
Dartmouth College
The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Advocacy of Local Autonomy xiii + 136 PDF: free;
hard copy: $26.00
93 Jan. 1999 David S. Nivison
Stanford University
The Key to the Chronology of the Three Dynasties: The “Modern Text” Bamboo Annals iv + 68 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.50
94 March 1999 Julie Lee Wei
Hoover Institute
Correspondences Between the Chinese Calendar Signs and the Phoenician Alphabet 65 + 6 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.00
95 May 1999 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
A Medieval, Central Asian Buddhist Theme in a Late Ming Taoist Tale by Feng Meng-lung 27 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.50
96 June 1999 E. Bruce Brooks
University of Massachusetts
Alexandrian Motifs in Chinese Texts 14 PDF: free;
hard copy: $7.00
97 Dec. 1999 LI Shuicheng
Peking University
A Discussion of Sino-Western Cultural Contacts and Exchange in the Second Millennium B.C. Based on Recent Archaeological Discoveries iv, 29 PDF: free;
hard copy: $13.00
98 Jan. 2000 Peter Daniels, Daniel Boucher, and other authors Reviews VIII 108 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
99 Feb. 2000 Anthony Barbieri-Low
Princeton University
Wheeled Vehicles in the Chinese Bronze Age (c. 2000–741 BC) v, 98 + 5 color plates PDF: free;
hard copy: $33.50
100 Feb. 2000 Wayne Alt
Community College of Baltimore County (Essex)
Zhuangzi, Mysticism, and the Rejection of Distinctions 29 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.50
101 March 2000 C. Michele Thompson
South Connecticut State University
The Viêt Peoples and the Origins of Nom 71, 1 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.50
102 March 2000 Theresa Jen
Bryn Mawr College
Ping Xu
Baruch College
Penless Chinese Character Reproduction 15 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
103 June 2000 Carrie E. Reid
Middlebury College
Early Chinese Tattoo 52 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
104 July 2000 David W. Pankenier
Lehigh University
Popular Astrology and Border Affairs in Early China 19 + 1 color plate PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
105 Aug. 2000 Anne Birrell
Cambridge University
Postmodernist Theory in Recent Studies of Chinese Literature 31 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.50
106 Sept. 2000 Yu Taishan
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A Hypothesis about the Sources of the Sai Tribes i, 3, 200 PDF: free;
hard copy: $30.00
107 Sept. 2000 Jacques deLisle, Adelheid E. Krohne, and the editor Reviews IX 148 + map PDF: free;
hard copy: $25.00
108 Sept. 2000 Ruth H. Chang
University of Pennsylvania
Understanding Di and Tian: Deity and Heaven From Shang to Tang vii, 54 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.50
109 Oct. 2000 Conán Dean Carey
Stanford University
In Hell the One without Sin is Lord ii, 60 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.50
110 Oct. 2000 Toh Hoong Teik
Harvard University
Shaykh ’Alam: The Emperor of Early Sixteenth-Century China 20 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
111 Nov. 2000 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
The Need for a New Era 10 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
112 July 2001 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Notes on the Anau Inscription xi, 93 PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
113 Aug. 2001 Ray Collins
Chepachet, RI
David Kerr
Melbourne, FL
Etymology of the Word “Macrobiotic:s” and Its Use in Modern Chinese Scholarship 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
114 March 2002 Ramnath Subbaraman
University of Chicago
Beyond the Question of the Monkey Imposter: Indian Influence on the Chinese Novel, The Journey to the West 35 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.50
115 April 2002 ZHOU Jixu
Sichuan Normal University
Correspondences of Basic Words Between Old Chinese and Proto-Indo-European 8 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
116 May 2002 LIU Yongquan
Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
On the Problem of Chinese Lettered Words 13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
117 May 2002 SHANG Wei
Columbia University
Baihua, Guanhua, Fangyan and the May Fourth Reading of Rulin Waishi 10 PDF: free;
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118 June 2002 Justine T. Snow
Port Townsend, WA
Evidence for the Indo-European Origin of Two Ancient Chinese Deities ii, 75, 1 color, 1 b-w print PDF: free;
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119 July 2002 WU Zhen
Xinjiang Museum, Ürümchi
“Hu” Non-Chinese as They Appear in the Materials from the Astana Graveyard at Turfan 21, 5 figs. PDF: free;
hard copy: $18.00
120 July 2002 Anne Birrell
University of Cambridge, Clare Hall
Female-Gendered Myth in the Classic of Mountains and Seas 47 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.50
121 July 2002 Mark Edward Lewis
Stanford University
Dicing and Divination in Early China 22, 7 figs. PDF: free;
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122 July 2002 Julie Wilensky
Yale Univesity
The Magical Kunlun and “Devil Slaves”: Chinese Perceptions of Dark-skinned People and Africa before 1500 51, 3 figs. PDF: free;
hard copy: $17.00
123 Aug. 2002 Paul R. Goldin and the editor Reviews X 30 PDF: free;
hard copy: $11.00
124 Aug. 2002 Fredrik T. Hiebert
University of Pennsylvania
John Colarusso
McMaster University
The Context of the Anau Seal

Remarks on the Anau and Niyä Seals
1-34

35-47
PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.50
125 July 2003 ZHOU Jixu
Sichuan Normal University
Shanghai Normal University
Correspondences of Cultural Words between Old Chinese and Proto-Indo-European 19 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.00
126 Aug. 2003 Tim Miller
University of Washington
A Southern Min Word in the Tsu-t’ang chi 14 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.00
127 Oct. 2003 Sundeep S. Jhutti
Petaluma, California
The Getes 125, 8 color plates PDF: free;
hard copy: $37.50
128 Nov. 2003 Yinpo Tschang
New York City
On Proto-Shang 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $10.00
129 Dec. 2003 Michael Witzel
Harvard University
Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Exchange in Prehistoric Western Central Asia 70 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.90
130 Feb. 2004 Bede Fahey
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Mayan: A Sino-Tibetan Language? A Comparative Study 61 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
131 March 2004 Taishan Yu
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A History of the Relationship between the Western and Eastern Han, Wei, Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasties and the Western Regions iii, 378 PDF: free;
hard copy: $55.00
132 April 2004 Kim Hayes
Sydney
On the Presence of Non-Chinese at Anyang 11 PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.50
133 April 2004 John L. Sorenson
Brigham Young University
Carl L. Johannessen
University of Oregon
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages CD-ROM 48, 166, 19, 15 plates PDF: free;
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134 May 2004 Xieyan Hincha
Neumädewitz, Germany
Two Steps Toward Digraphia in China i, 22 PDF: free;
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135 May 2004 John J. Emerson
Portland, Oregon
The Secret History of the Mongols and Western Literature 21 PDF: free;
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136 May 2004 Serge Papillon
Mouvaux, France and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Influences tokhariennes sur la mythologie chinoise 47 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.50
137 June 2004 Hoong Teik Toh
Harvard University
Some Classical Malay Materials for the Study of the Chinese Novel Journey to the West 64 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
138 June 2004 Julie Lee Wei
San Jose and London
Dogs and Cats: Lessons from Learning Chinese 17 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
139 June 2004 Taishan Yu
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A Hypothesis on the Origin of the Yu State 20 PDF: free;
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140 June 2004 Yinpo Tschang
New York City
Shih and Zong: Social Organization in Bronze Age China 28 PDF: free;
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141 July 2004 Yinpo Tschang
New York City
Chaos in Heaven: On the Calendars of Preclassical China 30 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.00
142 July 2004 Katheryn Linduff, ed.
University of Pittsburgh
Silk Road Exchange in China 64 $16.00
143 July 2004 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Sleep in Dream: Soporific Responses to Depression in Story of the Stone 99 PDF: free;
hard copy: $20.00
144 July 2004 RONG Xinjiang
Peking University
Land Route or Sea Route? Commentary on the Study of the Paths of Transmission and Areas in which Buddhism Was Disseminated during the Han Period 32 PDF: free;
hard copy: $12.50
145 Aug. 2004 the editor
 
Reviews XI 2, 41 PDF: free;
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146 Feb. 2005 Hoong Teik Toh
Academia Sinica
The -yu Ending in Xiongnu, Xianbei, and Gaoju Onomastica 24 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
147 March 2005 Hoong Teik Toh
Academia Sinica
Chinese Qiong ~ Tibetan Khyung; Taoism ~ Bonpo — Some Questions Related to Early Ethno-Religious History in Sichuan 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
148 April 2005 Lucas Christopoulos
Beijing Sports University
Le gréco-bouddhisme et l’art du poing en Chine 52 PDF: free;
hard copy: $16.00
149 May 2005 Kimberly S. Te Winkle
University College, London
A Sacred Trinity: God, Mountain, and Bird: Cultic Practices of the Bronze Age Chengdu Plain ii, 103 (41 in color) PDF: free;
hard copy: $55.00
150 May 2005 Dolkun Kamberi
Washington, DC
Uyghurs and Uyghur Identity 44 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.00
151 June 2005 Jane Jia SI
University of Pennsylvania
The Genealogy of Dictionaries: Producers, Literary Audience, and the Circulation of English Texts in the Treaty Port of Shanghai 44, 4 tables PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.50
152 June 2005 Denis Mair
Seattle
The Dance of Qian and Kun in the Zhouyi 13, 2 figs. PDF: free;
hard copy: $6.00
153 July 2005 Alan Piper
London (UK)
The Mysterious Origins of the Word “Marihuana” 17 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
154 July 2005 Serge Papillon
Belfort, France
Mythologie sino-européenne 174, 1 plate PDF: free;
hard copy: $24.50
155 July 2005 Denis Mair
Seattle
Janus-Like Concepts in the Li and Kun Trigrams 8 PDF: free;
hard copy: $5.00
156 July 2005 Abolqasem Esmailpour
Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
Manichean Gnosis and Creation 157 PDF: free;
hard copy: $32.50
157 Aug. 2005 Ralph D. Sawyer
Independent Scholar
Paradoxical Coexistence of Prognostication and Warfare 13 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.00
158 Aug. 2005 Mark Edward Lewis
Stanford University
Writings on Warfare Found in Ancient Chinese Tombs 15 PDF: free;
hard copy: $8.50
159 Aug. 2005 Jens Østergaard Petersen
University of Copenhagen
The Zuozhuan Account of the Death of King Zhao of Chu and Its Sources 47 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.50
160 Sept. 2005 Matteo Compareti
Venice
Literary Evidence for the Identification of Some Common Scenes in Han Funerary Art 14 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
161 Sept. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
The Names of the Yi Jing Trigrams: An Inquiry into Their Linguistic Origins 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.00
162 Sept. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
Counting and Knotting: Correspondences between Old Chinese and Indo-European 71, map $16.50
163 Oct. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
Huangdi and Huntun (the Yellow Emperor and Wonton): A New Hypothesis on Some Figures in Chinese Mythology 44 $14.00
164 Oct. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
Shang and Zhou: An Inquiry into the Linguistic Origins of Two Dynastic Names 62 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
165 Oct. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
DAO and DE: An Inquiry into the Linguistic Origins of Some Terms in Chinese Philosophy and Morality 51 PDF: free;
hard copy: $14.00
166 Nov. 2005 Julie Lee Wei
London
Hodong Kim
Seoul National University
and David Selvia and the Editor
both of the University of Pennsylvania
Reviews XII i, 63 PDF: free;
hard copy: $15.00
167 Dec. 2005 ZHOU Jixu
Sichuan Normal University
Old Chinese ‘帝*tees’ and Proto-Indo-European ‘*deus’: Similarity in Religious Ideas and a Common Source in Linguistics 17 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
168 Dec. 2005 Judith A. Lerner
New York City
Aspects of Assimilation: the Funerary Practices and Furnishings of Central Asians in China 51, v, 9 plates PDF: free;
hard copy: $35.00
169 Jan. 2006 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Conversion Tables for the Three-Volume Edition of the Hanyu Da Cidian i, 284 PDF: free;
hard copy: $25.00
170 Feb. 2006 Amber R. Woodward
University of Pennsylvania
Learning English, Losing Face, and Taking Over: The Method (or Madness) of Li Yang and His Crazy English 18 PDF: free;
hard copy: $9.50
Beginning with issue no. 171, Sino-Platonic Papers has been published electronically on the Web.
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171 June 2006 John DeFrancis
University of Hawaii
The Prospects for Chinese Writing Reform 24, 3 figs. free
172 Aug. 2006 Deborah Beaser
The Outlook for Taiwanese Language Preservation (585 KB PDF) 18 free
173 Oct. 2006 Taishan YU
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
A Study of the History of the Relationship Between the Western and Eastern Han, Wei, Jin, Northern and Southern Dynasties and the Western Regions 166 free
174 Nov. 2006 Mariko Namba Walter
Sogdians and Buddhism (900 KB PDF) 66 free
175 Dec. 2006 Zhou Jixu
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Chinese Department, Sichuan Normal University
The Rise of Agricultural Civilization in China: The Disparity between Archeological Discovery and the Documentary Record and Its Explanation (930 KB PDF) 38 free
176 May 2007 Eric Henry
University of North Carolina
The Submerged History of Yuè 36 free
177 Aug. 2007 Beverley Davis
Merit, Texas
Timeline of the Development of the Horse 186 free
178 Feb. 2008 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Soldierly Methods: Vade Mecum for an Iconoclastic Translation of Sun Zi bingfa, with a complete transcription and word-for-word glosses of the Manchu translation by H. T. Toh xvi, 195 free
179 Feb. 2008 Julie M. Groves
Hong Kong Baptist University
Language or Dialect -- or Topolect? A Comparison of the Attitudes of Hong Kongers and Mainland Chinese towards the Status of Cantonese 103 free
180 April 2008 Amber R. Woodward
A Survey of Li Yang Crazy English 71 free
181 Aug. 2008 Matteo Compareti
Venice, Italy
Traces of Buddhist Art in Sogdiana 42 free
182 Sept. 2008 Aurelia Campbell, Jeffrey Rice, Daniel Sungbin Sou, and Lala Zuo
University of Pennsylvania
The Cult of the Bodhisattva Guanyin in Early China and Korea 117 free
183 Oct. 2008 Chunwei Song
Peking University
Heroes Brought Buddhism to the East of the Sea: A Fully Annotated Translation of The Preface of Haedong Kosŭng Chŏn 38 free
184 Oct. 2008 Xiang Li
Seattle, Washington
Irony Illustrated: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Situational Irony in China and the United States 59 free
185 Nov. 2008 Jan Romgard
Stockholm University and the University of Nottingham
Questions of Ancient Human Settlements in Xinjiang and the Early Silk Road Trade, with an Overview of the Silk Road Research Institutions and Scholars in Beijing, Gansu, and Xinjiang 118 free
186 March 2009 Doug Hitch
 
The Special Status of Turfan 61 free
187 April 2009 Xiuqin Zhou
University of Pennsylvania
Zhaoling: The Mausoleum of Emperor Tang Taizong 380 free
188 May 2009 Geoff Wade
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
The Polity of Yelang (夜郎) and the Origins of the Name ‘China’ 26 free
189 June 2009 Li Chen, Genevieve Y. Leung, Matthew A. Marcucci, and Kenneth Yeh; with a foreword by Victor H. Mair.
University of Pennsylvania
Sinographic Languages: The Past, Present, and Future of Script Reform 101 free
190 June 2009 Pita Kelekna
New York City
The Politico-Economic Impact of the Horse on Old World Cultures: An Overview 31 free
191 July 2009 Urs App
Swiss National Science Foundation
William Jones’s Ancient Theology 125 free
192 Sept. 2009 John C. Didier
Colorado State University
In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 BC - AD 200 (3 volumes)
  1. The Ancient Eurasian World and the Celestial Pivot
  2. Representations and Identities of High Powers in Neolithic and Bronze China
  3. Terrestrial and Celestial Transformations in Zhou and Early-Imperial China
c. 1000 free
193 Nov. 2009 edited and with a foreword by Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Women and Men, Love and Power: Parameters of Chinese Fiction and Drama 180 free
194 Nov. 2009 Heleanor B. Feltham
University of New South Wales
Justinian and the International Silk Trade 40 free
195 Dec. 2009 John L. Sorenson
Brigham Young University
A Complex of Ritual and Ideology Shared by Mesoamerica and the Ancient Near East 134 free
196 Dec. 2009 Brian R. Pellar
San Diego, California
On the Origins of the Alphabet 46 free
197 Jan. 2010 YU Taishan
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The Communication Lines between East and West as Seen in the Mu Tianzi Zhuan 57 free
198 Feb. 2010 Doug Hitch
Whitehorse, Yukon
Aramaic Script Derivatives in Central Eurasia 18 free
199 March 2010 Tae Hyun KIM
Berkeley
Other Laozi Parallels in the Hanfeizi: An Alternative Approach to the Textual History of the Laozi and Early Chinese Thought 76 free
200 April, 2010 Urs App
Swiss National Science Foundation
Arthur Schopenhauer and China: A Sino-Platonic Love Affair viii, 164 free
201 May 2010 Hoong Teik TOH
Johor, Malaysia
Notes on the Earliest Sanskrit Word Known in Chinese 10 free
202 May 2010 David McCraw
University of Hawaii
An “ABC” Exercise in Old Sinitic Lexical Statistics 42 free
203 June 2010 Donald F. Beaumont
Senior University, Georgetown, Texas
How the Earth’s Geology Determined Human History 93 free
204 June 2010 YU Taishan
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The Earliest Tocharians in China 78 free
205 July 2010 Heleanor B. Feltham
University of New South Wales
Nomad Culture, Greek Style: Steppes Jewellery and Adornment 31 free
206 Aug. 2010 Heleanor B. Feltham
University of New South Wales
Lions, Silks and Silver: The Influence of Sasanian Persia 51 free
207 Oct. 2010 Randolph Ford
New York University
Barbaricum Depictum: Images of the Germani and Xiongnu in the Works of Tacitus and Sima Qian 31 free
208 Feb. 2011 Victor H. Mair, ed.
University of Pennsylvania
Reviews XIII 120 free
209 April 2011 Mark A. Riddle
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Japan and Inner Asia: Some Connections 23 free
210 April 2011 Mark A. Riddle
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Turkic “Balbal” in Japan 14 free
211 May 2011 ZHOU Jixu
Sichuan Normal University
Confucius and Lao Zi: Their Differing Social Foundations and Cultures 18 free
212 July 2111 YU Taishan
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The Origin of the Kushans 22 free
213 Aug. 2011 Xiang WAN
University of Pennsylvania
Early Development of Bronze Metallurgy in Eastern Eurasia 17 free
214 Sept. 2011 Mark A. Riddle
Pleasant Grove, Utah
Tennō (天皇): The Central Asian Origin of Japan’s Solar Kingship 25 free
215 Sept. 2011 Matthew Anderson
University of Pennsylvania
An Investigation of Orthographic Variance in Shang Writing 16 free
216 Oct. 2011 ZHANG He
William Paterson University
Is Shuma the Chinese Analog of Soma/Haoma? A Study of Early Contacts between Indo-Iranians and Chinese 36 free
217 Dec. 2011 Jin GUAN
University of Pennsylvania
Guanxi: The Key to Achieving Success in China 10 free
218 Dec. 2011 Michael Turk
Paradise, California
Magician’s Map 26 free
219 Jan. 2012 Brian R. Pellar
Boston, Massachusetts
The Foundation of Myth: A Unified Theory on the Link Between Seasonal/Celestial Cycles, the Precession, Theology, and the Alphabet/Zodiac (Part One) 132 free
220 Jan. 2012 Mark Bender
Ohio State University
Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki and “Axlu yyr kut”: Native Tongues in Literatures of Cultural Transition 25 free
221 Jan. 2012 Conal Boyce
Century College
The Dao De Jing Minus Ninety-six Percent: A Troubled Text Relieved of Its Politics and Bloat; and Another Look at the Indic Influence Puzzle 26 free
222 March 2012 John R. McRae and Jan Nattier, eds.
 
Buddhism Across Boundaries: The Interplay of Indian, Chinese, and Central Asian Source Materials 260 free
223 April 2012 Bertrand Arnaud
Paris Ecole Pratique des Hautes-Etudes
Water Management in Jingjue Kingdom: The Transfer of a Water Tank System from Gandhara to Xinjiang in the Third and Fourth centuries C.E. 81 free
224 May 2012 Victor H. Mair, ed.
University of Pennsylvania
Developments in Chinese Language and Script During the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries 130 free
225 June 2012 Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky
Bard College
The Image of the Winged Celestial and Its Travels along the Silk Road 45 free
226 June 2012 ZHOU Youguang
Beijing
To Inherit the Ancient Teachings of Confucius and Mencius and Establish Modern Confucianism 21 free
227 July 2012 Hans Loeschner
Vienna
The Stūpa of the Kushan Emperor Kanishka the Great, with Comments on the Azes Era and Kushan Chronology 24 free
228 July 2012 Victor H. Mair, ed.
University of Pennsylvania
The “Silk Roads” in Time and Space: Migrations, Motifs, and Materials 308 free
229 Aug. 2012 Joshua A. Fogel
York University, Toronto
New Thoughts on an Old Controversy: Shina as a Toponym for China 25 free
230 Aug. 2012 Lucas Christopoulos
Kobe, Japan
Hellenes and Romans in Ancient China (240 BC – 1398 AD) 79 free
231 Oct. 2012 Heleanor Feltham
University of New South Wales
Encounter with a Tiger Traveling West 29 free
232 Nov. 2012 Huili Zheng
Saint Vincent College
Gendering Other: The Representation of Foreigners in Yesou puyan 39 free
233 Feb. 2013 Johan Elverskog
Southern Methodist University
China and the New Cosmopolitanism 30 free
234 March 2013 James M. Hargett
The University at Albany, State University of New York
會稽: Guaiji? Guiji? Huiji? Kuaiji? Some Remarks on an Ancient Chinese Place-Name 32 free
235 March 2013 Scott A. Barnwell
London, Ontario, Canada
The Evolution of the Concept of De 德 in Early China 83 free
236 April 2013 Wan Kong Ann
Tsinghua University
Examining the Connection Between Ancient China and Borneo Through Santubong Archaeological Sites 18 free
237 April 2013 Victor H. Mair and Cheng Fangyi
University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University
Kungang (昆岗): The Making of an Imaginary Archaeological Culture 32 free
238 May 2013 Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
with contributions by E. Bruce Brooks
University of Massachusetts
Was There a Xià Dynasty? 39 free
239 Aug. 2013 Eric P. Hamp
University of Chicago
with Annotation and Comments by Douglas Q. Adams
University of Idaho
The Expansion of the Indo-European Languages: An Indo-Europeanist’s Evolving View 14 free
240 Sept. 2013 Miriam Robbins Dexter
UCLA
Victor H. Mair
University of Pennsylvania
Sacred Display: New Findings 122 free
241 Oct. 2013 Catalin Anghelina
Columbus State Community College
On the Nature of the Vedic Gods 198 free
242 Nov. 2013 YU Taishan
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
China and the Ancient Mediterranean World: A Survey of Ancient Chinese Sources 268 free
243 Dec. 2013 Rostislav Berezkin
Fudan University
From Imperial Metaphor to Rebellious Deities: The History and Modern State of Western Studies of Chinese Popular Religion 35 free
244 Jan. 2014 Norman Harry Rothschild
Sichuan University Center for Cooperative and Innovative Research and Development in the Humanities and Sciences, and the University of North Florida
Rhetoric of the Loom: Discursive Weaving Women in Chinese and Greek Traditions 22 free
245 March 2014 Gaby Bamana
University of Wales
Dogs and Herders: Mythical Kinship, Spiritual Analogy, and Sociality in Rural Mongolia 18 free
246 April 2014 Brian R. Pellar
Boston, Massachusetts
On the Origins of the Alphabet: New Evidence 22 free