Cluster Leader: Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge

The cluster “Transformation Tableaux” examines on the connection between so-called transformation texts and transformation tableaux found in Dunhuang. A central aim of the project is to bring together text and image and document their use in a ritual context, thereby shifting the focus from manuscripts and art objects to why, how and by whom they were produced. An equally important aspect is to situate the relevant Dunhuang material in the wider cultural and religious currents of the Silk Road region.

Fieldwork will focus at the material kept in the major holding institutions in London (British Library, British Museum), Paris (BnF, Musée Guimet) and St. Petersburg (Hermitage Museum, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts). The academic output of the cluster will include a catalog and description of relevant manuscripts and art, as well as case studies on smaller subgroups of these.

Affiliated Researchers Associated Researchers
Yi Liu, Capital Norman University Christoph Anderl, University of Ghent
Amanda Goodman, University of Toronto Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University
Eugene Wang, Harvard University Paul Copp, University of Chicago
Zhaohua Yang, Columbia University Amanda Goodman, University of Toronto
Ann Heirman, University of Ghent
Bhikshu Huimin, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA)
Sylvie Hureau, École pratique des hautes études
George Keyworth, University of Saskatchewan
Youn-mi Kim, Yale University
Lori Meeks, University of Southern California
Meir Shahar, Tel-Aviv University
Robert Sharf, University of California Berkley
Zhaohua Yang, Columbia University
Cluster 3.1

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Cluster 3.1: 35.861660, 104.195397