NIGHT 115 – THE STORY OF ‘AZIZ AND ‘AZIZA

Chinese – Tibetan translation of Lankāvatāra Sutra (Dunhuang, China, 9-10th century), an important text in Chan or Zen Buddhism. Between the vertical Chinese script you’ll see the Tibetan. Some languages can be written both horizontally and vertically which is very flexible. The invention of concertina books represent the midway between the palm leaf format of South Asia and Chinese scrolls @bl @britishlibrary

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