Duan Qing, "Mulberry" in Khotanese: A New Khotanese Loan Deed in the Hetian Museum



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Eighth-century Khotanese loan document. Hetian Museum HTB000397. Photo: Courtesy of the Museum.



A recently discovered Khotanese document, published here, is a loan deed of mulberry trees between the famous Khotanese general Sidaka and others. The complete document is a significant discovery because it helps us to understand several other documents now preserved in St Petersburg. The article includes a transcription and translation of the document of Hetian Museum and a commentary to several key words.