Ursula Sims-Williams, Forgeries from Chinese Turkestan in the British Library’s Hoernle and Stein Collections




Or. 13873/86(b). Forgery, ca. 1895. British Library.
This article documents the history and decipherment of some of the earliest manuscript discoveries from Chinese Turkestan, and describes the work and unmasking of a group of manuscript forgers who were active between1895 and the 1930s. Examples from the British Library's Hoernle and SteinCollections illustrate the kind of forgeries which were prevalent at the time.





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