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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


This year, the Dunhuang Studies Conference was held at St John’s College, Cambridge on 17th & 18 April, 2019. This was a major event and the first such conference in Cambridge. It was organised by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the International Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies.

The primary sponsor was the Glorisun Global Network, alongside further sponsors including the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (Hamburg University), the Needham Research Institute, the Dhammachai International Research Institute, and the 60th Dhammachai Education Foundation.

There were nearly fifty presentations from scholars from China, Taiwan, Japan, France, the UK, USA, Russia, and Denmark.

Detailed programe [PDF].

Thanks go to all participants and our sponsors, with special thanks to Dr Joe McDermott and St John’s College for taking care of the logistics of the conference, as well as the PhD students at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, i.e. Jing Feng, Phra K. Ponampon, Kelsey Granger, June Zhang, Mia Ma, Flavia Fang, and Junfu Wong, for assisting throughout.