Vol. 5 No. 3 September 1999
Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 3
A. Khismatulin. Kimiya-ya sa‘adat by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali al-Tusi: Some Textual Observations - 3
M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya. A Sanskrit Manuscript on Birch-Bark from Bairam-Ali. I. The Vinaya of the Sarvastivadins: (part 2) - 27
S. Levitt. Sinhalese Painted Wooden Book-Cover Update - 36
TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETA TION - 39
I. Alimov. Song Biji Authorial Collections: Preliminary Observations - 39
ORIENTAL MANUSCRIPTS AND NEW INFORMA TION TECHNOLOGIES - 49
Sh. Soong-Müller, L. Obi, U. Weigelt. Yao Manuscripts in the Bavarian State Library: the Munich Yao Project - 49
M.-G. Guesdon. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the UNESCO's MEDLIB Project: a Seminar on Arabic Manuscripts Computerised Cataloguing - 59
PRESENTING THE MANUSCRIPT - 62
A. Sazykin. A Mongolian Manuscript Sungdui - 62
BOOK REVIEWS - 70
A Ritual for Expelling Ghosts: a Religious Classic of the Yi Nationality in the Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan. Taipei: Taipei Ricci Institute, 1998, v - xxx, pp. 613, colour photographs.
by T. Vinogradova - 70
Dr. Igor A. Alimov - Researcher of the South and South-West Asia Department at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Chinese literature and culture; author of one monograph and a series of articles in these fields.
Dr. Marie-Geneviève Guesdon - Librarian in charge of Arabic manuscripts at the Oriental section of the Manuscript Department at the Bibliothèque nationale de France; author of a dissertation on biographies of al-Andalus scientists and physicians; at present a participant in a Virtual Mediterranean Library Project (MEDLIB).
Dr. Alexey A. Khismatulin- Researcher at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in Sufism; author of one monograph and a number of articles.
Dr. Stephan H. Levitt - Expert in Sinhalese and Indie manuscripts. At present, a private tutor and consultant for the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Union Theological Seminary, etc. and an independent researcher; author of descriptions of manuscripts and numerous articles in the field.
Dr. Shing Soong-Müller - Lecturer of Chinese Art and Archaeology, Institute for East Asian Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich; member of the research team of the Yao Project, initiated by the Institute for East Asian Studies and the Bavarian State Library.
M.A. Lucia Obi - Research fellow of the research team of the Yao Project, initiated by the Institute for East Asian Studies and the Bavarian State Library.
Dr. Alexey G. Sazykin - Senior Researcher of the Turkic and Mongolian Studies Department of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, expert in Mongolian literature and written tradition; author of a number of catalogues of Mongolian manuscripts and block-prints, of monographs and articles.
Miss Tatiana I. Vinogradova - Head of the Oriental Funds Department in the library of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, specialist in Chinese folklore and culture; author of a number of articles in this field.
Prof. Dr. Margarita I. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya - Chief Keeper of the Manuscript Fund at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the history and philology of Ancient Central Asia; author of numerous monographs and articles in this field.
M.A. Uta Weigelt - Research assistant of the research team of the Yao Project, initiated by the Institute for East Asian Studies and the Bavarian State Library.