Monday, October 24, 2016

Lecture: Syriac Christianity in the land of the Tangut

Tuesday 25th October at 18.00 in G3 (Main Building SOAS) a lecture will be given by Dr. Li Tang (University of Salzburg) on Syriac Christianity in the Tangut region of north-west China and Inner Mongolia between the T'ang and Yuan dynasties (8th-14th centuries). With the demise of Syriac Christianity following its expulsion by the T'ang in the ninth century, questions are raised as to 'what happened to the Christians'. Textual and archaeological material from the Tangut region throw important light onto this question - which modern Chinese scholars and politicians have shown interest.
Dr. Li Tang is currently Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall Cambridge and at Faculty of Divinity, University Cambridge.  Her major publications include:
East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China (12th – 14th Centuries). Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2011.
A Study of the History of Nestorian Christianity in China and Its Literature in Chinese together with a New English Translation of the Dunhuang Nestorian Documents. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang, 2002 & 2nd ed. 2004.

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