Dong Zuobin, originally named Zuoren (after starting his studies), has the courtesy name of Yentang and the pseudonym of Pinglu. He was born in Nanyang, Henan. He was a famed scholar in literature and history and made considerable contributions in archaeology, the history of the Shang dynasty, the analysis of characters, calligraphy and the art of seal carving. He worked as a professor in private Fukien Christian University and National Chung Chou University of Science and Technology, as an associate professor in National Sun Yat-sen University, and as a professor in the College of Liberal Arts of National Taiwan University and in National Taiwan Normal University. From January 1951 to August 1955, he worked as Director of Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica.
This piece is a collection of ancient poems written in the Oracle bone script. The entire piece has an antique and elegant aura and demonstrates an interesting way of writing the Oracle bone script in ink.
This audio guide is made by National Taiwan Library. Docent: Chen Yu-Jung (陳毓容)