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Buddhist Art on Paper: The Unique Painting and Calligraphy Collection of Fan Keqin
Expressions of spirituality in the traditional Chinese art forms of painting and calligraphy
Uploaded 28 Apr 2017
A Mission of Preservation: A Conversation with Prof. Luo Wenhua of the Palace Museum
The race against time to conserve Tibetan Buddhist art
Uploaded 10 Mar 2017
The Making of Buddhist Wood Sculptures in China
A deeper examination of Buddhist statuary in Chinese history
Uploaded 27 Jan 2017
In Kumarajiva’s Shadow: The Chinese Buddhist Monk Dao’an
How the life of Dao'an reflects the transmission of Buddhism to China
Uploaded 11 Mar 2016
Fusion Art on the Move: The Mongolian Melting Pot
There are few better examples of the Mongolian Buddhist heritage than Ikh Khüree, known today as none other than Ulaanbaatar itself, the country’s capital. A seamless fusion of nomadic prac
Uploaded 6 Feb 2015
Rediscovering the Women of Northern Wei with Stephanie Balkwill
A scholar visits the world of Northern Wei female patrons
Uploaded 1 Jul 2014
A Thousand Buddhas on My Body: A Miao Girl’s Festival Attire
Every now and then, one encounters an item of human culture that is so striking and poignant that one sincerely believes there is nothing else in the world’s museums like it. Two of these remarkable i
Uploaded 15 Apr 2014
Emperor Wu of Liang, the August Thearch Bodhisattva
The common narrative of Chinese dynastic history is a story of the “sons of heaven” (tianzi 天子): great men (and one woman, Wu Zetian) who enforced the Mandate of Heaven until they lost it and were ove
Uploaded 12 Mar 2014
The Prince-Monk of Parthia: The Legacy of An Shigao
He came from ArsakesHe came, his camel’s bells jingling, Eastwards from enigmatic Persian lands.   He descended from his royal throne, Sparrows twittering as his brick-red robe fell acr
Uploaded 14 Feb 2014
Appealing to the Heart: Lee Mei Yin, Ambassador of Buddhist Values
Beauty can serve a spiritual purpose. Presented in the right way, beautiful art can induce in its viewers faith and reverence in the Buddha and his teaching. To present a Buddha image or Buddhist art
Uploaded 22 Jan 2014
Expressing Buddhahood: Stories and Narratives in Buddhist China
E.M. Forster, when discussing novels, observed that the narration of “the king died and the queen also died” was a fact, but “the king died and the queen died of sadness” was a
Uploaded 1 Nov 2013
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