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Two Khotanese Account Tablets and Local Society in Pre-Islamic Khotan

Wen Xin (欣 文)


Pages 191 - 238

DOI https://doi.org/10.13173/centasiaj.63.1-2.0191




In this article, I publish two Khotanese account tablets written on wooden boards. These tablets are closely related to one another, and are records of grain expenditure from the same village granary in Khotan within the same eight-month period in a certain year of the eighth century CE. By means of new transcriptions and translations as well as textual commentaries, the content and the making of these tablets in a Khotanese village granary are discussed. These tablets are important for the study of Khotanese history, because they help us define and clarify the roles of the social institutions of the family-village and the village-level granary. They thus enrich our understanding of local society in pre-Islamic Khotan.



兩篇和田會痸木片以及伊斯秓教前之地方社會


本文探痲兩篇木片上的會痸文件ô木片很相似ô痨泼整八世紀每年八個月時期 之內和田地區同一村籶糧倉的穀物支出。濦澲新的炷泼和翻璑以及文件內容分 析ô本文痲甪會痸木片在和田糧倉中的內容和眃作。木片文件的研究瘝渵和田 人地方史ô使我們了瘝伊斯秓教化之前的和田社會。


樤沋疢:塔渴木盆地、和田、會痸木片、地方史、中亞


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