The Video on Fangshan

At the end of our trip, we visited the collection of stone sutras at Fangshan 房山 near Beijing. Prof. em. Luo Zhao, whom we already knew from Luoyang, lives and conducts research at the site itself. Visiting a Nestorian ruin near the Fangshan was particularly interesting: evidently, this is an early Christian church that was later rededicated. The more recent discoveries of early Christian traces nearby could significantly enrich research in the field of Nestorianism. The accord of the Department of Sinology in Erlangen and the Bochum expertise on religious contacts, Jewish studies and central Asian cultural exchange seem to open up new vistas for research in cooperation with Prof. Luo Zhao.