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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Rooms 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
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Event date: 
Thursday, 10 November, 2022 - 17:00
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Dunhuang & Silk Road Seminar given by Prof. Tjalling Halbertsma, University of Groningen

Tjalling Halbertsma is director international of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Groningen. Before joining the university, he worked in Ulaanbaatar for the Netherlands Embassy in Beijing and various other organizations. During his years in Mongolia, he documented the heritage of the Church of the East in Inner Mongolia which resulted in a PhD at Leiden University (2007) and his source book Early Christian Remains of Inner Mongolia (Brill, second edition 2015).

In this lecture he presents a number of gravestones and stelea of the Church of the East documented in Inner Mongolia. These objects are contextualized by the travels of Rabban Sauma and the Mongol rule.

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