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The text in Chinese and Syriac, with English translation and notes, of the Nestorian Stele, set up in Changan in 781, with a history of the Nestorian Christians of China and their final state as a secret society.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-838-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Sep 7,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 372
Languages: English, Chinese, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-838-3
$203.00
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An ancient stone was found in the Tang capital of Changan in the early 1620s containing an inscription in Chinese and Syriac. The inscription was identified to have been composed in 781 by the Church of the East. This splendid edition, by a Japanese scholar whose lifework was Christianity in China, contains the full text of the inscription, a translation into English, critical and historical notes, and several forewords. Also included is an introduction describing the Church of the East, the original discovery of the stone, its protection at the end of the Ching Dynasty, and the course of Nestorian Christianity in China from its first settlement to its transformation as a secret society.

An ancient stone was found in the Tang capital of Changan in the early 1620s containing an inscription in Chinese and Syriac. The inscription was identified to have been composed in 781 by the Church of the East. This splendid edition, by a Japanese scholar whose lifework was Christianity in China, contains the full text of the inscription, a translation into English, critical and historical notes, and several forewords. Also included is an introduction describing the Church of the East, the original discovery of the stone, its protection at the end of the Ching Dynasty, and the course of Nestorian Christianity in China from its first settlement to its transformation as a secret society.

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Yoshiro Saeki

Lord William Gascoyne-Cecil

A. Sayce

  • Copyright (page 4)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTORY NOTE (page 9)
  • PREFACE (page 11)
  • THE NESTORIAN MONUMENT IN CHINA PART I (page 17)
  • THE TRANSLATION OF THE INSCRIPTION PART II (page 186)
  • NOTES ON THE TEXT PART III (page 211)
  • APPENDIX I (page 287)
  • THE SYRO CHINESE TEXT OF THE NESTORIAN INSCRIPTION (page 290)
  • APPENDIX NO II (page 301)
  • APPENDIX NO III (page 302)
  • APPENDIX NO IV (page 303)
  • APPENDIX NO V (page 304)
  • APPENDIX NO VI (page 306)
  • APPENDIX NO VII (page 313)
  • APPENDIX NO VIII (page 315)
  • APPENDIX NO IX (page 317)
  • APPENDIX NO X (page 318)
  • APPENDIX NO XIV (page 320)
  • APPENDIX NO XV (page 321)
  • APPENDIX NO XVI (page 323)
  • APPENDIX NO XVII (page 326)
  • APPENDIX NO XVIII (page 329)
  • APPENDIX NO XIX (page 332)
  • APPENDIX NO XX (page 336)
  • APPENDIX NO XXI (page 337)
  • APPENDIX NO XXII (page 340)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 351)
  • INDEX (page 353)
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