Questions on the origin of writing: SPP 26

? a cross potent, which looks like a plus sign with perpendicular stems on the end of each of the four lines, but not so long as to make a cross in a square; image copied from Wikipedia

Sino-Platonic Papers has rereleased another issue related to the history of writing: Questions on the Origins of Writing Raised by the Silk Road (1.0 MB PDF), by Jao Tsung-i (Ráo Z?ngyí, ???) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

This work focuses especially on the use of two symbols, shown at right, in China and elsewhere.

This is issue no. 26 of Sino-Platonic Papers. It was first published in September 1991.

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