Until recently the manuscript entitled Naran-u Gerel in the collection of
St. Petersburg State University was considered to be the only extant catalogue of the
17th c. recension of the Mongolian Kanjur. The article presents a fragment of the Kanjur
catalogue discovered among the manuscript fragments from Dzungaria preserved in the
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences. Its textual similarity to
the Naran-u Gerel and structural proximity to the manuscript copies of the Mongolian
Kanjur indicate that having been reflected in more than one catalogue the repertoire and
structure of the 17th c. recension were not that random as it was previously represented
in Mongolian studies.
On February 5, 2020, at the Far Eastern Studies Seminar organized by the Department of Far Eastern Studies of the IOM RAS, G.A. Levinton will submit his presentation Notes about Far Eastern Themes in Mandelshtam's Poetry.