East Syriac Christianity spread outside the Roman Empire as a result of the missions carried out by the "Church of the East", formerly known as "Nestorian Church". This volume contains the most recent cutting edge research on this very Church in China and Central Asia. World-renowned scholars from Universities and Institutions in China, India, Europe and North America contributed to the study of this fascinating chapter of the history of Christianity. They come from various disciplines such as Religious and Ecclesiastical History, Philology (Sinology, Syrology), Archeology, Theology, and Central Asiatic Studies.
Dietmar W. Winkler, Professor of Patristic Studies and History of Christianity, is head of the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History (University of Salzburg) and Director of the Mayr-Melnhof Institute for Eastern Christian Studies Salzburg/Austria.
Li Tang is Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History (University of Salzburg) and Research Associate (East Syriac Christianity/Central Asia/China) at the Mayr-Melnhof Institute for Eastern Christian Studies Salzburg/Austria.