United College Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones

In May 1969, Mr. C. Y. Tang, a student of the Science Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, donated his father´s collection of 56 pieces of rare oracle bones to the United College according to the instruction of his mother. The collection is now kept in the CUHK Library, and this is the largest collection of its kind in Hong Kong.

In 2015, Mr. Gabriel Ng, CUHK Anthropology Year 3 student, did a research on this collection in collaboration with the United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library and the Conversation Office of Leisure and Cultural Service Department. The study was reported in United News 2015/4, pp.19-20 - Glorious United Man.

In 2016, CUHK Library has worked with the Art Museum to capture the latest recto and verso images of the oracle bones. These latest high resolution images were uploaded to the repository and displayed together with their previous images.