Historical Fragments of Lha btsun, Master of Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism in the 13th–14th Century 13–14世紀藏傳佛教薩迦派合尊大師遺事考辦
Another Life of Emperor Gongdi of the Southern Song Dynasty 南宋少帝趙㬎的下半生
Wang Yao 王堯
December 2013
92 pages
5.5" x 8.25", 5 color illustrations
HK$50 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$8 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-16364-9-2

南宋少帝趙㬎究竟是死在哪一年?怎樣死的?死在甚麽地方?史料上無跡可尋,甚至成為明清之間一樁疑案,引起種種傳說,甚至包括元順帝即實為其子這樣傳奇的說法。本次講座經過進行漢、藏兩種文字史料的對勘,詳細論證展示了趙㬎從南宋少帝到元朝瀛國公再到藏傳佛教薩迦派合尊大師的經歷,同時通過梳理了各種相關傳說的發展和演變,探討其來由及其真實性。

How Zhao Xian, the second last Emperor of the Southern Song Dynasty ended up had remained a myth for centuries. As there were hardly any historical records clearly documented when, where and how he did, controversies and even legendary talks were generated around this topic among scholars of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties. The most peculiar one claimed him the biological father of the Mongolian Ukhaantu Khan, Emperor Shundi of the Yuan Dynasty. This lecture looks into the historical documents in both Chinese and Tibetan to recover the whole story in which a child emperor of the Song firstly became the Duke Yingguo of the Yuan and later the monk Lha btsun of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. Relevant legends are also discussed in terms of their origin, development and authenticity.

王堯現為中央民族大學藏學研究院名譽院長、中國敦煌吐魯番學會少數民族語言文字專業委員會主任、中央文史館館員,曾任海內外多所知名大學客座教授。王教授對藏文化有長期的觀察和宏通的識見。五十餘年來,他結合田野工作和教學實踐,撰寫十餘部專著及百餘篇論文,主編多部藏學研究叢刊,在藏語的分期和方言劃分、古藏文文獻的整理和譯釋、漢藏文化的雙向交流軌跡、藏傳佛教和漢藏佛學、藏族民間文學等諸多領域成就卓著。

Wang Yao is currently Honorary Dean of the Institute of Tibetology of Minzu University of China, Director of Minor Languages Committee of China Association of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies, and Member of CPC Central Research Institute of Culture and History. He has also been invited as guest professor by various prestigious universities worldwide.