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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(10); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031017.

On the divination images of flowers and plants in Song Ci


Yi Wang1,*

Corresponding Author:
Yi Wang

1 College of Liberal Arts, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, China
*Corresponding Author


Flower divination is a special digital divination method that uses flowers and plants as a medium, and it has become a common cultural image in Song Ci. Flower and grass divination uses the odd and even number of petals and other body parts as hexagrams or double leaves and combined stems as auspicious signs as its test methods. The reason why the image of flower and grass divination can flourish in Song Ci is closely related to the highly developed divination culture and flower trade in the Song Dynasty. It also contains the national consciousness and national experience of number worship and number divination.


flower divination, digital divination, cultural image, national consciousness

Cite This Paper

Yi Wang. On the divination images of flowers and plants in Song Ci. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 10: 130-135. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.031017.


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