Category Archives: History of scholarship

The earliest catalogue of Dunhuang manuscripts

Modern scholars have often remarked how unfortunate it was that during Aurel Stein’s initial visit to the Mogao Caves in 1907 no attempt was made at prodicing a catalogue of the contents of the cave library. This was, of course, … Continue reading

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An English boy in Chinese Turkestan

I just received a hard copy of this paper and am putting it up a PDF so it is more accessible. The paper is about the young English boy who travelled with Tachibana Zuicho to Western China in 1910 on … Continue reading

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Aurel Stein’s visit to Japan

Galambos, Imre. “Sir Aurel Stein’s visit to Japan His diary and notebook.” In Helen Wang, ed., Sir Aurel Stein: Colleagues and collections. British Museum Research Publication 184 (2012): 1-9. This paper is based on Aurel Stein’s diary and notebook he kept while travelling in … Continue reading

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An unrecognized photo of Aurel Stein

Last week we went down for a few days to the south of Hungary and while there I wanted to see at a village called Gádoros, near Orosháza, the “museum” of Zsigmond Justh (1863-1894), a talented Hungarian writer who died … Continue reading

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Manuscripts of translations made from printed texts

Recently a 16-volume publication came out with “rare and precious” (guji zhenben 古籍珍本) travel manuscripts in the collection of the National Library of China (NLC). Having flipped through the volumes, I was surprised to find a text titled Xiongyali youji 匈牙利游記 (Record … Continue reading

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The beginnings of Tibetan studies: Denison Ross and Alexander Csoma de Kőrös

This is an article of mine that has just come out: Imre Galambos. “‘Touched a nation’s heart’: Sir E. Denison Ross and Alexander Csoma de Kőrös.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 21, No. 3 (July 2011): 361-375. Read … Continue reading

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The role of A. O. Hobbs in the third Otani expedition

Putting my earlier articles online: An English participant in the Japanese exploration of Central Asia: The role of A. O. Hobbs in the third Otani expedition (Imre Galambos) In I. F. Popova, ed., Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the … Continue reading

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A Hungarian Visitor Among the Ainu

Putting some of my older publications online: A Hungarian Visitor Among the Ainu: A Translation of Benedek Baráthosi-Balogh’s Travel Reports to Sakhalin and Hokkaido (Imre Galambos) Japanese Religions, Vol. 33, 1&2 (2008): 55-74 Benedek Baráthosi-Balogh (1870-1945) was a public school … Continue reading

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Sir Aurel Stein, Lajos Ligeti and a case of mistaken identity

Putting online some of my older publications: Another Hungarian looting China’s treasures? Sir Aurel Stein, Lajos Ligeti and a case of mistaken identity (Imre Galambos) Tonkō shahon kenkyū nenpō 敦煌写本研究年報, no. 4 (March 2010): 195-207. The voluminous publication Zhonghua minguo … Continue reading

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Chinese seals in Ireland

Putting online some of my older publications: The story of the Chinese seals found in Ireland (Imre Galambos) Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Series 3, 18, 4 (2008), pp. 465-479. In 1850, a paper was read before the Royal … Continue reading

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