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Author Rong, Xinjiang, 1960-

Title Eighteen lectures on Dunhuang / by Rong Xinjiang ; translated by Imre Galambos
Published Boston : Brill, 2013
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Series Brill's humanities in China library ; v. 5
Brill's humanities in China library ; v. 5
Contents List of Illustrations and Maps; Series Editors' Foreword; About the Author; Recommendation; Recommendation; Introduction; 1. What is "Dunhuang Studies"?; 2. The Current State of Affairs in Dunhuang Studies; 3. Objectives and Difficulties in Dunhuang Studies: The Case of the Guiyijun; a) Why Do We Study the History of the Guiyijun?; b) What Are the Difficulties of Studying the History of the Guiyijun?; 4. Summary of this Book; Lecture 1 Dunhuang in Chinese History; 1. Dunhuang during the Western and Eastern Han Dynasties
1. The Original Collection2. Monastic Collections in Dunhuang during the Guiyijun Period; 3. The Types of Materials in the Cave Library; 4. The Reasons for the Sealing; Lecture 5 Major Collections of Dunhuang Manuscripts; 1. The Stein Collection; 2. The Pelliot Collection; 3. The Oldenburg Collection; 4. Chinese Collections; 5. Japanese Collections; 6. Other Collections; Lecture 6 Scramble for the Treasures of Khotan, Kucha, Loulan and Gaochang; 1. "Prelude" to the Scramble for the Antiquities of Central Asia; 2. Archaeological Exploration of Central Asia at the Beginning of the 20th Century
2. Dunhuang during the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties3. Dunhuang during the Sui and Tang Periods; 4. Dunhuang during the Tibetan Period; 5. Dunhuang during the Guiyijun Period; 6. Dunhuang during the Xixia, Yuan, Ming and Qing Periods; Lecture 2 Dunhuang and the Silk Road; 1. Zhang Qian's Journey to the West and the Beginnings of the Silk Road; 2. Cultural Prosperity and Cave Building at Mogao; 3. The Sui-Tang Prosperity and Cosmopolitan Cities; 4. Buddhist Dominance and the Significance of the Tibetan and Guiyijun Periods
5. Shift in the Course of the Silk Road and Dunhuang's DeclineLecture 3 The Discovery of the Dunhuang Cave Library and its Early Dispersal; 1. Abbot Wang; 2. The Discovery of the Cave Library; 3. The Early Dispersal of the Original Collection; a) The Collection of Yan Dong; b) The Collection of Ye Changchi; c) The Collection of Duan Fang; d) The Collection of Su Zipei; e) The Collection of Lu Jiliang; f) Other Scattered Manuscripts; 4. The Fate of the Dunhuang Collection and the End of Abbot Wang's Story; Lecture 4 The Nature of the Dunhuang Library Cave and the Reasons for its Sealing
A) Sven Hedin's Explorationb) The Three Central Asian Expeditions of Aurel Stein; c) The Russian Expeditions; d) The German Turfan Expeditions; e) The Ōtani Expeditions; f) The French Expedition of Paul Pelliot; 3. The Archaeology of Central Asia; a) Khotan; b) Kucha and Kharashahr; c) Loulan and Niya; d) Gaochang; Lecture 7 Dunhuang Studies and Oriental Studies in the West; 1. Russia; 2. Britain; 3. France; 4. Germany; 5. Other Countries; Lecture 8 Dunhuang Studies in China and Japan; 1. China; a) Scholars of the Imperial University and the Beginnings of Dunhuang Studies; b) The 1920-1940s
Summary In Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, Professor Rong Xinjiang provides a reliable, yet accessible, overview of the discovery of the Dunhuang manuscripts, the emergence of the field of Dunhuang studies and its contribution to scholarship both in China and the West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dunhuang manuscripts.
Dunhuang (China) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Galambos, Imre.
ISBN 9004252339 (electronic bk.)
9789004252332 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Dunhuang xue shi ba jiang. English
18 lectures on Dunhuang studies