Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Bilingual Manuscript with the Irk Bitig

My paper on the tenth-century Old Uyghur codex known as Irk Bitig (Irq Bitig) is finally out. It is in a fantastic volume edited by Michael Clarke and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, called Medieval Multilingual Manuscripts: Cases Studies from Ireland to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New paper: Travel writings in Republican China

My new paper is out — at least digitally: “Foreign Travel Writings in Republican China.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Series 3, 1–22. AbstractThis article examines a collection of manuscripts of travel writings kept in the National Library of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Abbot Wang from the Mogao Caves

Abbot Wang, also known as Wang daoshi or Wang Tao-shih, is one of the most infamous figures in the history of Chinese archaeology. He was the Taoist priest (i.e. daoshi) who stayed at the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, taking care … Continue reading

Posted in 20th century, archaeology, Aurel Stein, Dunhuang, exploration, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking at the original: Limits of the digital realm

I have worked on manuscript P.3720 from the Pelliot collection at the Bibliothèque nationale (BnF) as an example of a composite manuscript. This is a scroll originating from the Dunhuang cave library discovered at the beginning of the 20th century. … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Dunhuang, Palaeography, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment