Andrew West at the Cloud Platform at Juyongguan, in front of a Tangut Buddhist inscription, December 2013
Andrew Christopher West
31 March 1960
|Thesis||Quest of the Urtext: The Textual Archaeology of 'The Three Kingdoms' (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Andrew H. Plaks|
Andrew Christopher West (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; born 31 March 1960) is an English Sinologist. His first works concerned Chinese novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties. His study of Romance of the Three Kingdoms used a new approach to analyze the relationship among the various versions, extrapolating the original text of that novel.
His subsequent work is in the minority languages of China, especially Khitan, Manchu, and Mongolian. He proposed an encoding scheme for the 'Phags-pa script, which was subsequently included in Unicode version 5.0.
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