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Kychanov E. Tangut Buddhist Books: Customers, Copyists, and Editors // Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 4, No 3, September 1998. P. 5-9.


In the colophons of Tangut-language books from the dead city of Khara Khoto, references have survived to more than 400 people involved in ordering Buddhist books, copying them, editing (collating) them, or carving boards for woodcut editions. An analysis of this information is of interest not only to specialists, but to all scholars who study the processes by which manuscripts and early print materials were created the world over…

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Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
Tangut books

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