Book Series Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum : Subsidia, vol. 5

Dictionary of Manichaean Texts. Volume III,4: Texts from Central Asia and China

Manichaean Texts in Chinese

Gunner B. Mikkelsen

  • Pages: 193 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Language(s):English, Chinese
  • Publication Year:2007

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-51863-3
  • Hardback
  • Available


This part of the Dictionary of Manichaean Texts covers all extant Manichaean texts in Chinese from the Tang period and a large number of excerpts on Manichaeism and the Manichaean church from Chinese historical, institutional, literary and polemical sources. The Dictionary of Manichaean Texts in Chinese contains nearly 5,000 words and phrases, including Chinese words and phrases, words transcribed from Middle Iranian and Aramaic, and Buddhist/Indian words transcribed from Sanskrit. Entries are generally given in standard characters (but includes manuscript allographs) and in standard pinyin transcription. Definitions, explanatory comments, and cross-references are provided, as well as a lenghty English Index.