Chinese Turkestan


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Chinese Turkestan

the E part of the central Asian region of Turkestan: corresponds generally to the present-day Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China
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Burrow (A Translation of the Kharosthi Documents from Chinese Turkestan [London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1940]), and the seventh and eighth centuries in Khotan.
Manichaeism continued to exist in Chinese Turkestan well into the 13th century.
She spent time in the city of Urumqi, the capital of Chinese Turkestan -- now part of China.
One group, from the Turfan basin in Chinese Turkestan, is Manichean and written in Middle Persian.
News soon began to trickle back to Europe of fabulous treasures buried in the sands that had long blown over these caravan routes deep in Chinese Turkestan: silks, manuscripts, precious objects in a perfect state of preservation, cave paintings as fresh as the day they were painted, ordinary houses and elaborate temples.
Between the years 1902 and 1914, the Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin sponsored four archaeological expeditions to the Turfan oasis region of Chinese Turkestan. One of the signal surprises of this exploratory work was the recovery of a vast hoard of authentic Manichaean manuscripts written in various Middle Iranian dialects and central Asian languages.

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