• Mapping Classical Shan Literature

    Author(s):
    Jotika Khur-Yearn (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Buddhist studies, Classical literature, Illuminated manuscripts, Material culture, Southeast Asian literatures
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    City, University of London
    Tag(s):
    #CityLis
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Z699
    Abstract:
    The initiative plan for this research project came from the idea of working along the lines of my interest areas, especially the classical Shan manuscript literature that I have been working on for the last ten years. The purpose of this research project is to do a survey on Shan manuscript literature, by examining collections of Shan manuscript data through available resources including two books on the biographies of the most well known Shan authors and the lists of Shan manuscripts as well as through the unpublished research data collected in the last decade through a number of research projects. Also a major method used for an analysis of Shan manuscripts for this research is the making of a list of selected Shan manuscripts, arranged by the dates of composing, in order to see the timelines or big picture of Shan manuscript literature and the lineage of Shan authors. The list is added as an appendix to this dissertation. I also created another list of Shan manuscripts arranged by titles, similar to index, in order to see the variety of subject areas of Shan manuscript literature. The significant findings of this research include some earliest dated Shan manuscript texts, “less known” Shan authors who were excluded in Lung Khun Maha’s book on “most well known” six Shan scholars, and notable titles of some classical Shan manuscript texts, to show a picture or map of existing collections of Shan manuscripts with a variety of subject areas, especially in the fields of studies in humanities and social sciences.
    Notes:
    Dissertation for MSc in Library Science
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