|Jingjiao : the Church of the East in China and Central Asia|
|Jingjiao : the Church of the East in China and Central Asia / edited by Roman Malek in connection with Peter Hofrichter.|
English and Chinese.
Proceedings of a conference held in Salzburg, Austria, in 2003 under the theme "Research on Nestorianism in China".
Part I: Matteo Nicolini-Zani: Past and Current Research on Tang Jingjiao Documents: A Survey -- T.H. Barrett: Buddhism, Daoism and the Eighth Century Chinese Term for Christianity. A Response to Recent Work by Antonino Forte and Others.
Part II: Stephen Eskildsen: Parallel Themes in Chinese Nestorianism and Medieval Daoist Religion -- Chen Huaiyu: The Connection between Jingjiao and Buddhist Texts in Late Tang China -- Max Deeg: Towards a New Translation of the Chinese Nestorian Documents from the Tang Dynasty -- Lin Wushu: Additional Notes on the Authenticity of Tomioka’s and Takakusu’s Manuscripts -- Gunner B. Mikkelsen: Haneda’s and Saeki’s Editions of the Chinese Nestorian Zhixuan anle jing. A Comment on Recent Work by Lin Wushu -- Wang Ding: Remnants of Christianity from Chinese Central Asia in Medieval Ages -- Ge Chengyong: The Live Style of Nestorian Preachers and Their Cultural Influence on China during the Tang Dynasty (Chin.) -- Jürgen Tubach: Deuteronomistic Theology in the Text of the Stele of Xi’an -- Benoit Vermander: The Impact of Nestorianism on Contemporary Chinese Theology.
Part III: Zhou Liangxiao: Chinese Nestorianism in the Jin and Yuan Dynasties (Chin.) -- Niu Ruji: Nestorian Inscriptions from China (13th – 14th Centuries) -- Geng Shimin: Reexamination of the Nestorian Inscription from Yangzhou (Chin.) - - Xie Bizhen: The History of Quanzhou Nestorianism -- Samuel N.C. Lieu: Nestorian Remains from Zaitun (Quanzhou) South China -- Majella Franzmann and Samuel N.C. Lieu: A New Nestorian Tombstone from Quanzhou: Epitaph of the Lady Kejamtâ -- Tjalling Halbertsma: Some Notes on Past and Present Field Research on Gravestones and Related Stone Material of the Church of the East in Inner Mongolia, China. With 21 Illustrations of the Hulsewé-Wazniewski Project in Inner Mongolia -- Ken Parry: The Art of the Church of the East in China -- Peter Zieme: A Cup of Cold Water. Folios of a Nestorian-Turkic Manuscript from Kharakhoto -- Pier Giorgio Borbone: Princess Sara’s Gospel Book. A Syriac Manuscript Written in Inner Mongolia? -- Tang Li: Sorkaktani Beki: A Prominent Nestorian Woman at the Mongol Court -- Maurizio Paolillo: A Nestorian Tale of Many Cities. The Problem of the Identification of Urban Structures in Önggüt Territory during the Yuan Dynasty according to Chinese and Western Sources.
Part IV: Heleen (H.L.) Murre-van den Berg: The Church of the East in Mesopotamia in the Mongol Period -- Philipp G. Rott: Christian Crosses from Central Asia -- Wassilios Klein – Philipp Rott: Einige problematische Funde von der Seidenstraße: Novopokrovka IV und V, Issyk-Kul’-Gebiet, Chotan -- Michel van Esbroeck, s.j. († 2003): Caucasian Parallels to Chinese Cross Representations -- Christoph Baumer: Survey of Nestorianism and of Ancient Nestorian Architectural Relics in the Iranian Realm -- Wilhelm Baum: Shirin – Christian Queen of Persia. History and Myth -- Jacob Thekeparampil: Vestiges of East Syriac Christianity in India.
Part V: Preliminary Bibliography on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia.
The contributions in this volume were mostly first presented at the conference “Research on Nestorianism in China. Zhongguo jingjiao yanjiu" held in Salzburg, 20–26 May 2003. Like the conference, the volume explores the subject of “Nestorianism” (jingjiao, “Luminous Religion”) in a variety of aspects. The material of the present collection is organized in five parts. The first part presents different aspects of the past and current research on jingjiao. The second part discusses jingjiao in the Tang dynasty, especially the question of the “Nestorian” texts and documents, their authenticity and theology. The third part deals with the “Nestorian” inscriptions and remains from the Yuan dynasty, especially from Quanzhou. Part four is dedicated to questions of the Church of the East in Central Asia and other historically relevant countries. The last part of the book presents a “Preliminary Bibliography on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia” prepared especially for this volume.