School of History, Religions and Philosophies

Nan Ni

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Thesis title
Sogdian Dhāraṇīs along the Silk Road - Textual and Historical Analyses
Internal Supervisors
Professor Almut Hintze


Nan Ni is a PhD candidate from the School of History, Religions and Philosophies.

Her main focus is on excavated manuscripts along the historic Silk Road. Her current PhD research centres on the comprehensive analysis of Sogdian dhāraṇīs found in excavated manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan. By employing textual and historical methodologies, she aims to unravel the cultural interactions and historical insights encapsulated within these fragments.

Research interests

Dunhuang Studies; Turfan Studies; Silk Road History and Culture; Manuscript Studies; Indo-Iranian Languages