This volume is a collection of papers highlighting recent researches on Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia. The topics range from artifacts to texts and their historical contexts, covering the period from the 7th to the 18th century. As the studies on Syriac Christianity in China and Central advance, focus has shifted from a general historical survey and textual translation to a more micro and meticulous study of specific concepts and terms and particular names of persons and places.
Li Tang is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO), University of Salzburg, and Research Associate at the Institute of Ancient History and Ancient Oriental Studies, University of Innsbruck/Austria.
Dietmar W. Winkler is Head of the Department of Biblical Studies and Eccleseastical History, and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the Christian East (ZECO), University of Salzburg/Austria.