Missionary James Mellon Menzies, First Western Researcher of Oracle Bone Inscriptions

Oracle bone inscriptions were written in the Shang Dynasty, which recorded the religious, cultural, military and other information of this ancient dynasty. The study of the inscriptions on bones is one of the popular studies on Chinese culture. However, more than 100 years ago, a missionary carried out studies on oracle bone inscriptions, becoming the first Western scholar of oracle bone inscriptions.