China News Service, Lanzhou, March 27 (Reporter Xu Xue) In order to collect and protect Tibetan documents unearthed in the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, the two major cultural "trump cards" in Gansu Province - Dunhuang Research Institute and Reader Publishing Group Together, they will publish the Exploration and Records of Dunhuang Tibetan Literature in Gansu (30 volumes) this year.

In April, the Mogao Grottoes Scenic Spot in Dunhuang is full of spring.

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  "The book contains more than 6,700 documents from 14 related units such as museums, libraries, and research institutes in Gansu Province, with a total of 30 volumes and more than 46 million words." Dang Chenfei, president of Gansu National Publishing House of Reader Publishing Group 27 Japan said in an exclusive interview with reporters from China News Agency and China News Service.

  In 1900, the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, which had been closed for thousands of years, was opened, and a large number of ancient Chinese manuscripts, prints and works of art were unearthed, which are regarded as major discoveries in the modern archaeological history of the world.

As far as the Dunhuang literature is concerned, in addition to Chinese literature, Tibetan literature is the most abundant in ethnic literature. This part of literature is called Dunhuang Tibetan literature, or Dunhuang Tubo literature.

  The first full-text entry was published in Gansu Collection of Dunhuang Tibetan Documents (30 volumes), which is a milestone in the sorting and preservation of Dunhuang Tibetan documents.

At the same time, the book contains precious materials such as the Tubo post-delivery system and history, most of which have not been published yet.

On August 21, 2021, Lanzhou citizens visited the Readers Museum.

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  Since 2004, the Dunhuang Research Institute has formed a project team headed by Ma De, director of the Dunhuang Literature Research Institute, a researcher and a doctor of history, to conduct research on Tibetan documents from the Buddhist scriptures caves in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in Gansu Province. Comprehensive investigation and sorting.

  In September 2011, the "Story of Dunhuang Tibetan Literature in Gansu", edited by Ma De and published by Gansu National Publishing House of Reader Publishing Group, published the collection of literature for the first time in the form of a catalog.

  At present, the compilation of "Gansu Collection of Dunhuang Tibetan Documents (30 volumes)" is edited by Kan Cuoji and Wanma Xiangjie, research librarians of the Dunhuang Academy's Document Research Institute.

  "For more than 10 years, the Dunhuang Research Institute has been continuously editing, sorting and researching, which has laid a solid foundation for the publication of the Gansu Collection of Dunhuang Tibetan Literature (30 volumes)." Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Gansu National Publishing House, Long Yingzhong, the editor in charge of the book, said that due to the age of the documents, it is difficult to sort and collect them.

Up to now, 30 volumes of manuscripts have been entered and proofreaded 3 times, and now they are entering the stage of manuscript typesetting.

  Over the years, the Dunhuang Academy and Reader Publishing Group have jointly published more than 400 Dunhuang studies.