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Epigraphy: Tibet and Central Asia
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This article deals with Tibetan inscriptions found in the Tibetan parts of the People’s Republic of China as well as in Nepal, northern India, northern Pakistan, and Mongolia. The non-Tibetan epigraphs in these areas are partly covered elsewhere in this volume and partly still waiting to be studied.

Research History

S. Csoma de Kőrös, widely considered the founder of Tibetan studies in general, also provided the first study of a Tibetan i…

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Kurt Tropper, “Epigraphy: Tibet and Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0091>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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