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raphals needham lecture

Lecture in Honour of Dr Michael Loewe's 90th Birthday

Divination and Mantic Access: Some Texts and Problems
Professor Lisa Raphals
University of California, Riverside

Friday, 2nd November, 2012 at 3pm
Needham Research Institute
8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AF



"Who consulted mantic experts in China and Greece, and why? In this talk I examine several Chinese and Greek accounts of mantic encounters and the problems they suggest. I focus on these encounters from two vantage points: the viewpoint of the consultor (as distinct from the practitioner), and the specific problem of whether or how gender affected mantic access."

For further information, contact:

Roel Sterckx, Ph.D.
Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization
University of Cambridge

Department of East Asian Studies
University of Cambridge
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Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom
tel. +44 (0)1223 335137
fax. +44 (0)1223 335110

Clare College
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