Susan Whitfield

Susan Whitfield is an English historian and librarian who works at the British Library in London , England . She obtained a PhD in historiography from SOAS, University of London and now specializes in the social and intellectual history of the Tang dynasty and the history of the Silk Road . [1]

Whitfield is currently Director of the International Dunhuang Project , and in this capacity is involved in research and cataloging of Central Asian manuscripts at the British Library. She has a particular interest in identifying forged manuscripts from Dunhuang . [2] In an interview with the University of Minnesota in 2013, she talks about how she has come to her interest in China and Central Asia. And diverse than unitary narratives might have us believe. [3]


  • Whitfield, Susan (2015). Life along the Silk Road . University of California Press. ISBN  978-0-520-96029-9 .
  • Whitfield, Roderick; Whitfield, Susan; Agnew, Neville (2000). Cave temples of Dunhuang: art and history on the silk road . British Library.
  • Whitfield, Susan (2002). Dunhuang Manuscript Forgeries . British Library. ISBN  978-0-7123-4631-3 .
  • Whitfield, Susan (2004). The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith . Serindia Publications, Inc. ISBN  978-1-932476-13-2 .
  • Whitfield, Susan (2004). Aurel Stein on the Silk Road . British Museum. ISBN  978-0-7141-2416-2 .


  1. Jump up^ “Staff Research Profiles: Dr. Susan Whitfield” . British Library . Retrieved 2011-01-18 .
  2. Jump up^ “IDP Research Profiles: Susan Whitfield” . International Dunhuang Project . Retrieved 2011-01-18 .
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