From Turfan to Dunhuang: Manichaean cosmogony in Chinese texts

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The publication in the Journal Asiatique in 1911 by the two distinguished French Sinologues E. Chavannes and P. Pelliot of a long Manichaean treatise in Chinese recovered from the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas and brought back by Chinese scholars to Beijing was a formative landmark in the study of Chinese sources in Manichaeism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurfan revisited
Subtitle of host publicationthe first century of research into the arts and cultures of the Silk Road
EditorsDesmond Durkin-Meisterernst, Simone-Christiane Raschmann, Jens Wilkens, Marianne Yaldiz, Peter Zieme
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherDietrich Reimer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3496027630
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameMonographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie
PublisherDietrich Reimer Verlag


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