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From Mulberry Leaves to Silk Scrolls: New Approaches to the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions

edited by Justin Thomas McDaniel and Lynn Ransom
Format
Book
Published
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Language
English
Series
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Studies in Manuscript Culture
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Studies in Manuscript Culture
ISBN
9780812247367, 0812247361
Contents
  • The characteristics of elephants : a Thai manuscript and its context / Hiram Woodward
  • Representations of space and place in a Burmese cosmology manuscript at the British Museum / Alexandra Green
  • Stories steeped in gold : narrative scenes of the decorative Kammavaca manuscripts of Burma / Sinead Ward
  • Drawn to an "extremely loathsome" place : the Buddha and the power of the northern Thai landscape / Angela S. Chiu
  • Shifting modes of religiosity : remapping early Chinese religion in light of recently excavated manuscripts / Ori Tavor
  • Living with ghosts and deities in the Qin 秦 state : methods of exorcism from "Jie 詰" in the Shuihudi 睡虎地 manuscript / Daniel Sou
  • Spoken text and written symbol : the use of layout and notation in Sanskrit scientific manuscripts / Kim Plofker
  • Abbreviations in medieval astronomical and astrological manuscripts written in arabic script / Sergei Tourkin
  • Creating a codicology of Central Asian manuscripts / Susan Whitfield
  • Providing access to manuscripts in the digital age / Peter M. Scharf.
Description
xii, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • "Several of the essays in this volume were first presented at the Fourth Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, 'Writing the East: History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions,' which was held October 21-22, 2011, at the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia"--Preface.
  • "The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies; University of Pennsylvania Libraries"-- t.p.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg studies in manuscript culture ; volume 1
Lawrence J. Schoenberg studies in manuscript culture ; v. 1
Technical Details
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