Long-term visiting scholar 2017-2018: Prof. Dr. Li Gang (Academia Turfanica, PRC)

Length of Stay: April 3-June 29

Li Gang obtained his PhD  from Minzu University of China. A Xinjiang native, he is currently Associate Professor at Academia Turfanica and the English-language chief editor for the journal Turfan Studies. As a member of the Association for Chinese Ancient Ethnic Characters, his research engages with with old Uighur and Turkic documents. In Ghent, Li Gang works on the classification and decipherment of Uighur Buddhist documents and Uighur cave inscriptions, work that will be useful for both the study of Uighur philology and Uighur Buddhism.

This visit was made possible due to the generous support of the Tianzhu Foundation.