[INDOLOGY] Welcome to my Nightmare or the Digital Blackout of the IDP

Dragomir Dimitrov dimitrov at staff.uni-marburg.de
Wed Nov 1 13:29:11 UTC 2023

Dear list members,

at the request of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hanneder I am sending you the following 
query. Any feedback and assistance would be most welcome. Thank you.

With best wishes,
Dragomir Dimitrov


Dear Colleagues,

does anyone know of or have a download of items from the Dunhuang  
Database? I have no overview of the structure of the website, but I am 
looking for the Tibetan Chan manuscripts. There are scans of the mss. and a 
more hidden set of transcriptions. This would be a sample link:  


As far as I could ascertain, the WayBackMachine does not seem to solve the 
problem, unless perhaps one has noted down each and every single url.

I always wanted to avoid depending on digital sources only, but this time I 
became sloppy and thus, for a reading seminar, where we wanted to read 
Tibetan Chan texts (thanks to the great work of Sam van Shaik!), we are 
running out of material very soon. So if anyone has downloaded some items 
and is willing to send them to me, please contact me on my email address.  

Such "cyber incidents" are frequent. A couple of years ago in Gießen  
University the whole network was out for a whole term; from matriculation to 
book orders in the library, everything had to be done with the ancient 
technology of paper manuscripts. It still worked  - the older participants may 
remember the times :)  

Jürgen Hanneder, Marburg


Prof. Dr. Juergen Hanneder
Philipps-Universitaet Marburg
FG Indologie u. Tibetologie
35032 Marburg
Tel. 0049-6421-28-24930
hanneder at staff.uni-marburg.de

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