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Paul Pelliot examines manuscripts in Mogao Grotto 17

The Dunhuangologie , Dunhuang Studies and Dunhuang Research (Ch. Dunhuangxue ;. English Dunhuangology ) is a relatively new international scientific discipline that the end of the 19th century in a walled-up cave in Dunhuang discovered ancient Buddhist writings, documents and paintings to focus Has. Its pioneers are the researchers Aurel Stein , Paul Pelliot , Arthur Waley , Sergei Fjodorowitsch Oldenburg , Luo Zhenyu , Wang Guowei and Ye Changchi .


  • Dunhuangxue da cidian [Great Dictionary of Dunhuangology]. Shanghai cishu chubanshe 1998
  • Tan Chung: Dunhuang Art Through the Eyes of Duan Wenjie . Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi 1994, ISBN 81-7017-313-2 ( online in the Google book search).
  • Arthur Waley : Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang , London 1960

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