Friday, September 2, 2011

New online resource for Tibetan and Chinese manuscripts

A new scholarly resource for manuscript studies has been launched by IDP. It provides an introduction into the script types found in the Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts from Dunhuang. Each type of script is described, with examples, and a transcription exercise.

The resource is the result of the palaeographic project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and was developed by Imre Galambos, Sam van Schaik and Vic Swift. It can be found here on the Technical Resources page of the IDP website.


  1. Hello,
    My name is Dawa Dhargye, I live Nepal, Kathmandu. I am very interested in ancient Tibetan scripts. I met a Tibetan fleeing Tibet who brought some manuscripts written on " palm leave"? some kind of leaf. These manuscripts to had
    reversed "gigu" or Tibetan vowel "I".

    He told me these are meant for the Dalai Lama. I took photos. The manuscripts come from his monastery 'Lhuntse Dzong".

    I would like to send you the picture in exchange with some of yours.

    Dawa Dhargye

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