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Local Literatures: Tangut/Xixia
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In 1038, Nangxiao (曩霄) of the Weiming (嵬名; Ŋwe2 mji1) clan of the Dangxiang (党項) tribe, other-wise known as Li Yuanhao (李元昊; 1003–1048), officially accepted the imperial insignia and proclaimed the establishment of the Tangut Empire. “The Great State of White and High” (Phiow…

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Kirill Solonin, “Local Literatures: Tangut/Xixia”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0077>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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