87 they were obliged to place one ear on the ground and to stop the upper ear closely that they might not hear that dreadful sound, nor even so could they avert the death of very many of them from this cause." When the natives were asked why they lived underground, "they said that at one time of year when the sun rises there is so much noise that men can in no way bear it, - as was said above about the Tartars. Moreover they used to beat then on gongs and drums and other instrumcnts that they might not hear that sound." And in a Chinese book of the early fifteenth century £ in the Cam- bridge University Library there is a picture of' the sun setting noisily in the land of 1) to the accompaniment of gong, drum, and horns; with a note which says: "In the e;ening. when the sun sets the noise is like thunder. The king of the country always gathers a thousand men on the city walls to blow horns, sound gongs, and beat drums to drown the sound of the sun. Otherwise the little children would die of fright." Yours
T'oung Pao – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1931
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera