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An overview of the Altan Kanjur kept at the Library of the Academy of Social Sciences of Inner Mongolia


Alekseev, Kirill; Turanskaya, Anna (2013). An overview of the Altan Kanjur kept at the Library of the Academy of Social Sciences of Inner Mongolia. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 67(3):755-782.

Abstract

This study investigates the unique manuscript of the Altan Kanjur kept at the Library of the Academy of Social Sciences of Inner Mongolia in Hohhot (China). According to Mongolian historiographical tradition, this manuscript collection is the final product of the Kanjur translation project accomplished under the auspices of Liγdan qaγan of the Čaqar Mongols (1588–1634) in the years 1628–1629. Apart from the fact that the Altan Kanjur is in itself a valuable literary monument, it can help to shed light on many issues concerning the genesis of the Mongolian Kanjur and link together different redactions and versions of the Mongolian Kanjur. Nevertheless, until recently this collection remained inaccessible for European scholars. The article provides basic information about the Altan Kanjur (its history, physical features of the manuscript, the colophon, and the contents), and compares the findings with the other redactions and versions of the Mongolian Kanjur.

Abstract

This study investigates the unique manuscript of the Altan Kanjur kept at the Library of the Academy of Social Sciences of Inner Mongolia in Hohhot (China). According to Mongolian historiographical tradition, this manuscript collection is the final product of the Kanjur translation project accomplished under the auspices of Liγdan qaγan of the Čaqar Mongols (1588–1634) in the years 1628–1629. Apart from the fact that the Altan Kanjur is in itself a valuable literary monument, it can help to shed light on many issues concerning the genesis of the Mongolian Kanjur and link together different redactions and versions of the Mongolian Kanjur. Nevertheless, until recently this collection remained inaccessible for European scholars. The article provides basic information about the Altan Kanjur (its history, physical features of the manuscript, the colophon, and the contents), and compares the findings with the other redactions and versions of the Mongolian Kanjur.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 67 (2013) > 3
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:18 Nov 2013 16:15
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:09
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717
Related URLs:http://www.sagw.ch/de/asiengesellschaft/publikationen/Asiatische-Studien.html (Publisher)
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