Smith, Adam Daniel. forthcoming. “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, pages? Joukowsky Institute Publications 4. Providence: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. PDF

Smith, Adam Daniel. forthcoming. “Chinese Cyclical Terms (tian gan di zhi 天干地支).” In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, edited by Zev Handel, Rint Sybesma, and James Huang. Brill. PDF.

Smith, Adam Daniel. 2013. “Are Writing Systems Intelligently Designed?” In Agency in Ancient Writing, edited by Joshua Englehardt, 77–93. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. PDF.

Smith, Adam Daniel. 2011. “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. PDF.

Smith, Adam Daniel. 2011. “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. PDF.

PhD dissertation

Smith, Adam Daniel. 2008. “Writing at Anyang: The Role of the Divination Record in the Emergence of Chinese Literacy”. PhD dissertation, UCLA. PDF complete.


"Great Voyages: Zheng He 鄭和" (Penn Museum, 2013). YouTube, slides PDF.

"Diviners and Scribes: The origins and development of writing in China" (Visible Language series, Peabody Museum, 2010). MP3.

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