This project aims at making available, in a series of critical editions, the inscriptions extant in the Para-Mongolic Khitan language of the Liao dynasty (907-1125) of Manchuria, and written in the two Khitan scripts, Large vs. Small. At the initial stage, the focus will be on the newly found and previously unpublished Khitan Small Script inscriptions, of which the first volume will appear in November, 2010 (London: Global Oriental/Brill) as the joint work of Wu Yingzhe (Inner Mongolia University) and Juha Janhunen. At a later stage, the previously known Khitan Small Script inscriptions will also be published in similar critical editions. Finally, the project is planned to be expanded to cover also the inscriptions in the Khitan Large Script. The project has received external support from the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation.
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/10/2007 → …


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