Tag Archives: Chinese

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

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Punctuation marks in medieval Chinese manuscripts

This article about punctuation marks mainly in the Dunhuang manuscripts came out recently. It is sort of an inventory of the most important types of marks used in the manuscripts, although it is certainly not complete in its scope. Imre … Continue reading

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Manuscripts and Travellers in your local bookstore

Sam van Schaik and Imre Galambos, Manuscripts and Travellers: The Sino-Tibetan Documents of a Tenth-Century Buddhist Pilgrim (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012). Our book is finally out. It all started about 5 years ago when Sam asked me if I wanted to join … Continue reading

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Impossible dates in manuscripts

Every now and then we come across impossible dates in Chinese manuscripts and inscriptions, which refer to years in reign periods that never existed. The common explanation for these is that the place where the manuscript was written was remote … Continue reading

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