On a rubbing with an Uighur-like script in the Fu Ssu-nien Library of Academia Sinica
(53rd Annual Meeting of the PIAC, St. Petersburg 2010)
This paper deals with a piece of rubbing with an Uighur-like script in the Fu Ssu-nien Library of Academia Sinica. It is 42.8 cm tall and 70.9 cm wide with a heading in Sanskrit. The main text consists of 40 vertical lines in an Uighur-like script. It is catalogued in the FSN Library as a copy of an inscription with Uighur Mongolian script in the Baocheng Temple, Wu-shan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. However, we find that the script is not Uighur Mongolian but Manchu. In this paper, we aim to survey the content and the whereabouts of the stone.