Imre Galambos

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Imre Galambos at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Saint Petersburg, July 2010

Imre Galambos (born 1967; Chinese name 高奕睿, pinyin Gāo Yìruì) is a Hungarian Sinologist and Tangutologist who specialises in the study of medieval Chinese and Tangut manuscripts from Dunhuang. He is currently a Reader in Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.[1]


Galambos was born in Szőny, Hungary in 1967, and studied at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.[2] After graduating with an MA in 1994 he went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2002 he was awarded a PhD, with a dissertation on Chinese writing during the Warring States period.[3]

Galambos worked at the British Library in London, England from 2002 to 2012, where he was a member of the team working on the International Dunhuang Project. During this time he specialised in the study of Dunhuang manuscripts, and collaborated with Sam van Schaik on a study of a Dunhuang manuscript comprising the letters of a 10th-century Chinese Buddhist monk on pilgrimage from China to India.[4] Whilst at the British Library he also published studies on The General's Garden and other Tangut translations of Chinese military treatises.

Since 2012 Galambos has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches pre-modern Chinese Studies.[5]


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  1. ^ "Dr Imre Galambos — Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies". Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Tudós a Selyemúton". 5 May 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Chinese Studies Teaching Staff: Dr Imre Galambos". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ Galambos, Imre; van Schaik, Sam (2010). "Following the Tracks of a Tenth-Century Buddhist Pilgrim" (PDF). IDP News (35). ISSN 1354-5914. 
  5. ^ "IDP Quarterly Report: April – June 2012" (PDF). International Dunhuang Project. Retrieved 2012-11-13.