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Gábor Kósa


  • Manichaeism
  • Religious history of China
  • “Translating the Eikōn. Some considerations on the relation of the Chinese Cosmology painting to the Eikōn.” In: Laut, Jens Peter / Röhrborn, Klaus (Hrsg.) 2014. Vom Aramäischen zum Alttürkischen. Fragen zur Über­set­zung von manichäischen Texten. Vorträge des Göttinger Symposium vom 29./30. Sep­tem­ber 2011. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter (Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wis­sen­schaf­ten zu Göttingen, N. F.), 49–84.
  • “Atlas and Splenditenens in the Cosmology Painting.” In: Michael Knüppel und Luigi Cirillo (eds.) 2012. Gnostica et Manichaica. Festschrift für Aloïs van Tongerloo. Anläßlich des 60. Geburtstages überreicht von Kollegen, Freunden und Schülern. (Studies in Oriental Religions 65.) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 63–88.
  • “Buddhist and pseudo-Buddhist motifs in the Chinese Manichaean Hymnscroll.” In: Bellér-Hann, Ildikó and Rajkai Zsombor (eds.) 2012. Frontiers and boundaries — Encounters on China’s margins. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 49–69.
  • “The protagonist-catalogues of the apocryphal Acts of Apostles in the Coptic Manichaica — a re-assessment of the evidence.” In: Bechtold E. and Gulyás A. and Hasznos A. (eds.) 2011. From Illahun to Djeme. Papers Presented in Honour of Ulrich Luft. Oxford: Archaeopress, 107–119.
  • “The Sea of Fire as a Chinese Manichaean metaphor: Source materials for mapping an unnoticed image.” Asia Major 24.2 (2011) 1–52.
  • “Peacocks under the Jewel-tree − New hypotheses on the Manichaean painting of Bezeklik (Cave 38).” Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology 4 (2009 [2011]) 135–148.
  • “Pangu’s Birth and Death as Recorded in a Tang Dynasty Buddhist Source.” Archiv Orientální / Oriental Archive: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies 77.2. (2009) 169−192.
Membership in Academic and Professional Organisations,
Editorial Board Memberships 
  • 2014–: Editor of the Hungarian journal Távol-keleti Tanulmányok 
    (Journal of East Asian Studies)
  • 2006–: Member of the International Association
    for the History of Religions (IAHR)
  • 2006–: Member of the European Association
    for the Study of Religions (EASR)
  • 2006–: Member of the Hungarian Society
    for the Study of Religious History
  • 2005–: Member of the International Association
    of Manichaean Studies (IAMS)
  • 2004–: Member of the European Association
    of Chinese Studies (EACS)