Qin Bamboo Slips Collection Won the Chinese Excellent Publication Award

Qin Bamboo Slips Collection,which was published by the Wuhan University Press, recently won the 6thChinese Excellent Publications Award Book Award. Previously, the book won the third Hubei Province Publication Government Award.

Qin Bamboo Slips Collectionis the main research result of Ministry of Education philosophy and social science key research project "Comprehensive Study and Research of the Qin Bamboo Slips". It is a key book of the national "12th5-year plan", a project sponsored by national ancient books publication fund. A total of 4 volumes and 6 books were published in December 2014.

Qin Bamboo Slips Collectionis presided over by Professor Chen Wei, a bamboo slips expert and professor from the School of History of Wuhan University, and it is a collaboration result between Hubei Provincial Museum and other domestic cultural institutions. This 6-year long project systematically reorganized 7 batches of bamboo writing slips unearthed during the 20thcentury, it adopted the latest infrared imaging technology, chose more complete and vivid plates, reinterpreted hundreds of scripts, thus making significant progress in image processing, text recovery and interpretation of scripts, which was highly acclaimed both at home and abroad.

A number of domestic and foreign well-known scholars spoke highly of the books in some domestic and international journals. China's well-known scholar Professor Wang Zijin praised theQin Bamboo Slips Collectionthis way:"it has gone beyond the scope of pure bamboo slips research, it is more about pantoscopic historical observation and profound cultural analysis." French scholar Professor Olivier Venture published a book review, commenting that "although the academic value of previous relevant works can not be denied,Qin Bamboo Slips Collectionis undoubtedly the most complete and must-have reference book about those 7 batches of materials, which represents the highest level of research on current bamboo slips.”

Up to now,Qin Bamboo Slips Collectionhas been cited for newspapers and papers, writings, conference papers and academic website papers published in China, Japan, South Korea.

It is reported that, as one of the three highest-level awards in the domestic book industry, the Chinese Excellent Publications Award is a comprehensive award that rewards outstanding publications of China’s publishing industry.

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