Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
29 Jul 2006, reviewed by Hanno Lecher

New in IGCS - Bibliographies (

Manuscrits - Orient : Asie centrale et orientale (Oriental Manuscripts : Central and Oriental Asia)

Ed./Corp.: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France.
Language: French.

Description: Scanned versions of the catalogues of the Dunhuang and other East Asian manuscript and early print collections of the National Library of France. Navigation through the catalogues is a bit cumbersome, and no full text search is provided. The catalogues may be saved or printed in PDF or TIFF format, free of charge. 

Contents: (1) Pelliot chinois (Dunhuang manuscripts from the Chinese collection of Paul Pelliot); (2) Pelliot tibétain (Dunhuang manuscripts from the Tibetan collection of Pelliot); (3) Autres collections Pelliot (other Pelliot collections: Chinese, Khotanese, Kuchean, Uighur, Sanskrit, Sogdian, Xixia, divers); (4) Chinois (Chinese manuscripts, xylographies and contemporary prints); (5) Coréen (Korean manuscripts, xylographies and contemporary prints); (6) Japonais (1900 Japanese manuscripts and xylographies); (7) Mandchou (297 Manchurian manuscripts and xylographies); (8) Mongol (175 Mongolian xylographies and prints); (9) Tibétain (333 Tibetan manuscripts and 1506 xylographies). 

Availability: Not all texts are available yet (Jul 2006), but those that are are freely available in PDF and TIFF format. 

Resource suggested by Rudolf Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany. 


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher


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