Friday, August 27, 2010

Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium V

IDP's Imre Galambos and Sam van Schaik will be giving presentations at the Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium on Wednesday, 1 September. The Symposium is held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Imre will speak on Reconstructing a lost Song edition of Zhuge Liang’s Jiangyuan on the basis of its Tangut translation.

Sam will speak on The Sutra of the Ten Virtues: One of the Earliest Tibetan Buddhist Texts.

For further details and a program of the whole seminar, click on the link above.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Amdo Notes

Sam van Schaik has been writing on his earlyTibet blog about his field trip to Tibetan regions of Qinghai and Gansu (known to Tibetans as Amdo). Links below:

Friday, August 6, 2010

IDP Wins the Casa Asia 2010 Award

IDP is proud to receive the Casa Asia 2010 award 'for its enormous task in the recovery, preservation and exhibition of information and images of the manuscripts, paintings and textiles found in the Chinese city of Dunhuang and of the Silk Route'. We share the award with Philippine Senator Angara.

IDP News 34

The latest version of IDP News is now online. Articles include The Iconography of Buddha on a Wooden Panel from Khotan, Stars on Earth — De Filippi’s 1913-4 Karakorum Expedition and a report of the St. Petersburg Dunhuang Studies Conference held in September 2009.

The image above shows the peak at Burji-La from Filippo De Filippi's 1913–4 expedition to the Karakoram.
Courtesy of the Historical Archive of the Astrophysics Observatory of Arcetri (Florence).