Pan Yushan Collection of Shui Manuscripts [estimated 19th to 20th century]

Digital images of 140 Shui manuscripts from the collection of Pan Yushan, a private collector in Duyun, Guizhou. The manuscripts in this collection are believed to have originated in Libo, Congjiang and Duyun in southern Guizhou.

The manuscripts are written in the Shui language and script, one of the few remaining hieroglyphics in the world. The manuscripts include Shui works of astrology, folklore, ethics, philosophy, history, art, geography and theology, religious practice and ritual.

It is a tradition that scribes do not identify themselves in Shui manuscripts, and therefore information concerning the creators of these manuscripts is mostly unknown. Similarly the exact dates of the majority of these manuscripts are unknown.

All traditional Shui manuscripts are written on cotton paper in black ink; illustrations are often written in red ink. Bamboo sticks and brushes are comonly used to create the manuscripts. Most manuscripts are bound with cotton thread, and a few have cloth covers. The paper, ink and covering cloth are made locally.

Showing 106 to 120 of 140 results
  • san he nian si zheng yue di tan ri ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/106
    Digital images of san he nian si zheng yue di tan ri ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • jia zi tan

    File Ref: EAP143/2/107
    Digital images of jia zi tan , a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • shi gan san he nian ri shi ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/108
    Digital images of shi gan san he nian ri shi ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • liushi nian ji ri fang

    File Ref: EAP143/2/109
    Digital images of liushi nian ji ri fang, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • shier nian wu xing yin yang ji ri

    File Ref: EAP143/2/110
    Digital images of shier nian wu xing yin yang ji ri, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • san he nian meng zhong ji yue ri fang ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/111
    Digital images of san he nian meng zhong ji yue ri fang ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • da wang ri shi ji xiong xing ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/112
    Digital images of da wang ri shi ji xiong xing ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • meng zhong ji yue si zheng san he nian ri shi ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/113
    Digital images of meng zhong ji yue si zheng san he nian ri shi ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • san he nian di ri ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/114
    Digital images of san he nian di ri ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • shi gan san he nian gu di ri fang xiong

    File Ref: EAP143/2/115
    Digital images of shi gan san he nian gu di ri fang xiong, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • shi gan san he nian gu di ri fang ji xiong

    File Ref: EAP143/2/116
    Digital images of shi gan san he nian gu di ri fang ji xiong, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • si zheng san he nian meng zhong ji yue gu di ri shi ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/117
    Digital images of si zheng san he nian meng zhong ji yue gu di ri shi ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • xiong xing xiong di

    File Ref: EAP143/2/118
    Digital images of xiong xing xiong di, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • liushi nian ji ri

    File Ref: EAP143/2/119
    Digital images of liushi nian ji ri, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...
  • liushi nian ri ji

    File Ref: EAP143/2/120
    Digital images of liushi nian ri ji, a book on burial practice. Date: Unknown. Author / scribe: Unknown. ...