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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


02 July 2020
Dr Moretti's exciting new transcription project enters its second month

30 June 2020
Due to the effects of the coronovirus pandemic, the University will be hosting Open Days virtually until further notice. The next University-wide Open Day will be held on 2nd & 3rd July, 2020.

26 June 2020
The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has published a review by Lydia Wilson of Thomas Hegghammer’s biography "The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the rise of global jihad"

25 June 2020
The winner of the 2020 Social History Society Book Prize is: Khaled Fahmy, In Quest of Justice. Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt (University of California Press, 2018).

16 June 2020
We are pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of a new book at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

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The Dunhuang manuscripts have been discovered over a century ago and since then generated an impressive volume of research. Looking at the corpus today, one of its most astonishing features is the linguistic diversity of the material, manifested in a mixture of languages and scripts. There are texts in over twenty different languages and scripts, including combinations of these. There are examples of Tibetan written with Chinese characters as a way of recording the pronunciation of Tibetan names and titles.