CRCAO member - China Team / TBACT Team

Emanuela Garatti

Researcher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung post-doctoral fellow at CERES, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum.
Project leader: Entangling Centers: Religious, cultural and political interactions between the Khitan Empire, the Chinese Song Dynasty, the Tangut Empire and local Tibetan rulers between the 10th and 13th centuries.

Research thematics

  • Tibetan and Chinese Dunhuang manuscripts: codicological and paleographical analysis, transliteration and translation
  • Tang Dynasty and its foreign relations: diplomacy, matrimonial alliances, peace treaties
  • Mention of Tibet, of Tibetan Empire and of Tibetan people in textual sources: Song period encyclopaedias (Cefu yuangui 冊府元龜, Taiping yulan 太平御覽), official histories (Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties, Song) and other official documents (Tang huiyao 唐會要, Tongdian 通典, Wudai huiyao 五代會要, Zizhi tongjian 資治通鑒)
  • Chinese and Tibetan epigraphy: funerary inscriptions, steles and official treaties
  • Diplomatic, cultural and religious interactions in premodern Asia (10th-13th centuries) between the Tibetan local authorities, the Khitan kingdom, the Tangut kingdom, the Five Dynasties and Song dynasty.