Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research. Vol. 28 No. 1 June 2022



A. Rechkalova, E. Voytishek. The “On the Emblems” Treatise as a Valuable Source of the History of Date Clan Emblems — 3


A. Fiveyskaya, A. Guria. Reworking of a Pre-Literary Plot in the Literary Jātaka: the Case of Haribhaṭṭa's Hastī-jātaka — 12


M. SuvorovOtherworldly Beings in Modern Yemeni Ethnographic and Fiction Literature — 23


A. Kamalov“He Seized All Qağan's Sons and Grandsons and Presented them to the Court”: on Genealogical Accounts of the Sino-Turkic Epitaph of Karï čor tegin — 31


O. Yastrebova, A. Andreev, E. Pischurnikova. Three Letters from Shah Safi I: Publication, Translation, Dating and Context — 40


N. Yampolskaya. The Oirat Heart Sutra on Birch Bark from Ablakit 49




I. Stasevich, L. Popova, R. BeknazarovKazakh Female Rings in Ethnographic Collections of St. Petersburg: Classification, Local Complexes, and Ritual Functions 60



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Dr. Artyom A. Andreev — Associate Professor of the Department of Ethnopolitology, Political Science Faculty, St. PetersburgStateUniversity. Research interests: history of Central Asia, history of diplomacy, ethnopolitology.

Dr. Rakhym A. Beknazarov — Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation of Aktobe Regional University named after K. Zhubanov. The main area of scientific interests is the ethnography of the Kazakhs, the study of traditional material and spiritual culture, monuments of history and culture.

Anastasia V. Fiveyskaya — M. A., Senior Teacher, Linguistics Institute, Russian State University for the Humanities (Hindi); Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, HSE University, Moscow (Sanskrit and Hindi); Indian Philology Department, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University (Sanskrit Literature). Interests area: Sanskrit court poetry, Buddhist literature.

Dr. Anastasia G. Guria — Researcher and teacher, Indian Philology Department, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University. Specialist in Sanskrit literature. Author of several articles on mahākāvya poems, epics etc. Poetry translator (a few collections of translations from Hindi published). Studied spoken Sanskrit in Heidelberg (SAI Summer School 2014).

Prof., Dr. Ablet K. Kamalov — Professor of Turan University, Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Chief Research Associate in the Institute of Oriental Studies, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, specialist in Central Asian studies and Sinology. Author of a series of monographs on history and culture of the Turkic peoples of China, especially those of the Uyghurs.

Ekaterina P. Pischurnikova — Assistant Professor of Iranian Philology at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, St. PetersburgStateUniversity. The research interests embrace Afghan Classical literature and Pashto language.

Larisa F. Popova — Head of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Kazakhstan ethnography department of the RussianMuseum of Ethnography. Specialist in the ethnography of Central Asian peoples, traditional material and spiritual culture, ethno-cultural processes in Kazakhstan starting from the 19th century to the present.

Anastasia A. Rechkalova — Assistant of the Department of Oriental Studies and research fellow of the Research and Educational Centre “Heritage” of the Institute for the Humanities of Novosibirsk State University, specialist in the Japanese heraldry.

Dr. Inga V. Stasevich — Senior Research Fellow, Department of Central Asia, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences. The main area of scientific interests is the ethnography of Central Asia's peoples, the study of traditional material and spiritual culture, the regional specifics of Central Asian Islam.

Dr. Mikhail N. Suvorov — Professor of Arabic language and literature, St. PetersburgStateUniversity. Specialist in Yemeni folk poetry and Yemeni modern literature.

Dr. Elena E. Voytishek — Head of the Department of Oriental Studies of the Institute for the Humanities, Novosibirsk State University, specialist in Far Eastern traditional culture. Author of the series of monographs and papers in the field.

Dr. Natalia V. Yampolskaya — Senior Researcher at the Section of Central Asian Studies, Department of Central Asian and South Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, specialist in Mongolian Buddhist literature and manuscript studies.

Dr. Olga M. Yastrebova — Senior Researcher of the Manuscript Department, National Library of Russia; associate professor of the Department of Iranian Philology of the Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University. Specialist in classical Persian literature, Islamic palaeography and codicology.


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