Sino-Platonic Papers has released a completely new issue (not something from its archives): “The Submerged History of Yue,” by Eric Henry of the University of North Carolina.
This work uses passages in early Chinese texts, archeological findings, and comparative historical legend to build up a picture of the history and culture of the ancient state of Yue, located in the Mount Guiji area of present-day Zhejiang province. The article stresses the non-sinitic nature of this state and shows that it continued to exist in Southeast China long after the supposed date of its destruction.
The article is divided into the following sections: [ul][li]The Distinctiveness of Yue[/li]
[li]Chronology, Kinglists, and Survival[/li]
[li]Language and Folklore[/li]
[li]The Genesis of the Legend of Xi Shi[/li]
This is followed by two appendices and a photograph of the tomb of a Yue king.