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The Silk Road: A New History
Several years ago now I was at the International Dunhuang Project conference and Valerie Hansen was there and talked about this book she was in the pr ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Mar 21, 2013
Filial Piety and Its Divine Rewards: The Legend of Dong Yong and Weaving Maiden with Related Texts
I'm really enjoying this series of books. Wilt Idema is taking traditional Chinese legends and showing how they've changed over time in relation to di ...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Dunhuang and Turfan
Dunhuang and Turfan: Contents and Conservation of Ancient Documents from Central Asia is a very useful little book published by the British Library . ...more
Dec 21, 2005
Aug 21, 2014
Tun-Huang Popular Narratives
I read Tun-Huang Popular Narratives by Victor Mair yesterday. The books consisted of a short introduction to the manuscripts and a description of the ...more
Nov 21, 2005
Aug 21, 2014
Chinese Illustration
I met Frances Wood at the Dunhuang conference, she was one of the organisers, and is a very knowledgeable woman. Chinese Illustration is the book she ...more
Aug 2007
Nov 22, 2012
Aurel Stein on the Silk Road
Susan Whitfield is one of my idols, she is in charge of the International Dunhuang Project, digitising the Dunhuang documents and making them freely a ...more
Apr 2007
Dec 10, 2012
Handbook to the collections of Sir Aurel Stein in the UK (British Museum Occasional Paper, #129)
This was mostly a reference book that really shouldn't be read cover to cover but I am so obsessed with Dunhuang and Aurel Stein that I actually did g ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 17, 2012
Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China
Buddhism and Taoism face to face looks at the exchange of scripture, ritual and deities in Medieval China. Mollier covers nearly all of my favourite c ...more
Dec 2008
Jul 24, 2011
Tun Huang
I was so excited to find a copy of this book that I bought it brand new, full price, from an actual bookstore. The Dun Huang documents are my favourit ...more
Dec 2009
Jul 24, 2011
The Diamond Sutra: The Story of the World's Earliest Dated Printed Book
This book is an excellent look at the Diamond Sutra at the British Library, the oldest dated printed book. It is meant for a general audience explaini ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 24, 2011
The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mysteries of the Earliest Peoples from the West
I bought this book because I've always been vaguely interested in the Tarim mummies but have learnt nothing about them. Also because it was written by ...more
May 2009
Jul 24, 2011
Wu-shang pi-yao somme taoïste du VIe siècle
I finished this a month and a half ago and failed to write a review. It was pretty amazing though. Such a good find. It included a history of the book ...more
Jun 2012
May 20, 2012
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