Adam Smith

Adam D. Smith
Assistant Professor
Curator, Penn Museum Asian Section
Contact Information
Office Address: 
Museum 510
Office Hours: 
Fall 2014 TBA
Phone: 
215-898-9367
Email Address: 

Biography

Publications

Selected Publications: 

“The Chinese sexagenary cycle and the ritual foundations of the calendar.” In Calendars and years II : astronomy and time in the ancient and medieval world, edited by John Steele, 1–37. Oxford: Oxbow (2011). PDF

“The evidence for scribal training at Anyang.” In Writing and literacy in early China, edited by Li Feng and David Branner, 173–205. Seattle: University of Washington Press (2011). PDF

“Are writing systems intelligently designed?” In Agency in ancient writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt, 77–93. Boulder: University Press of Colorado (2013). PDF

“The Ernest K. Smith collection of Shang divination inscriptions at Columbia University, and the evidence for scribal training at Anyang.” In Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics, edited by Matthew T. Rutz and Morag M. Kersel. Joukowsky Institute Publications 4. Providence: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (forthcoming). PDF