Dunhuang Studies Conference – Cambridge 2019

We just finished the Dunhuang Studies Conference held at St. John’s College, Cambridge on 17-18 April 2019. This was a major event, the first such conference in Cambridge. It was organised by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (University of Cambridge) and the International Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies. Sponsors included the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (Hamburg University), the Needham Research Institute, the Glorisun Global Network, the Dhammachai International Research Institute and the 60th Dhammachai Education Foundation.

There were nearly fifty presentations from scholars from China, Taiwan, Japan, France, the UK, USA, Russia and Denmark. For the full programme of the conference click here.

I would like to thank all participants and our sponsors. Special thanks to Dr. Joe McDermott and St. John’s College for taking care of the logistics of the conference. Finally, I want to thank our PhD students at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, i.e. Jing Feng, Phra K. Ponampon, Kelsey Granger, June Zhang, Mia Ma, Flavia Fang, and Junfu Wong, all of whom worked very hard to make this conference happen.

Professor Onishi

Professor Onishi Makiko talking about the relic worship of Empress Wu

Professor Iwao Kazushi chairing a session, introducing Professor Akagi Takatoshi’s paper.

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