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Between Rome and China - textual and archaeological discoveries on Nestorian Christianity and Manichaeism along the Silk Road and in China

by Prof. Samuel N.C. Lieu, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University

Humanities Lecture Series
Date                  9 November 2016
Time                  4:00pm
Venue                Room GH803, PolyU
(The talk will be conducted in English.)


Abstract:

Christianity in the form of the Church of the East (otherwise known as Nestorianism) and Manichaeism were two religions which came to China from the Near East (especially from Iran and Iraq) via the Silk Road. This richly illustrated lecture examines the way in which archaeological discoveries made in the last two centuries both in Central Asia and in South China have revolutionized our knowledge of the eastward diusion of these religions in the Tang period and their amazing feat of survival into the Yuan-Ming Era.

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