Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang

RECOMMENDATION If we take the description and study of Dunhuang inscriptions, manu- scripts and paintings in Ye ... Pro- fessor Rong Xinjiang's Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang fills this gap per- fectly, and it does this at a high level ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004252332

Category: History

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In Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, Professor Rong Xinjiang provides a reliable, yet accessible, overview of the discovery of the Dunhuang manuscripts, the emergence of the field of Dunhuang studies and its contribution to scholarship both in China and the West.
Categories: History

The Compensations of Plunder

The Compensations of Plunder

18. Pelliot, Carnets de route, 279. On the early dispersal of Dunhuang manuscripts among Qing officials of Xinjiang and Gansu, see Rong, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, 79–108. 19. Rong, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, 90.

Author: Justin M. Jacobs

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226712017

Category: History

Page: 352

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From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world. These objects are now widely regarded as stolen from their countries of origin, and demands for their repatriation grow louder by the day. In The Compensations of Plunder, Justin M. Jacobs brings to light the historical context of the exodus of cultural treasures from northwestern China. Based on a close analysis of previously neglected archives in English, French, and Chinese, Jacobs finds that many local elites in China acquiesced to the removal of art and antiquities abroad, understanding their trade as currency for a cosmopolitan elite. In the decades after the 1911 Revolution, however, these antiquities went from being “diplomatic capital” to disputed icons of the emerging nation-state. A new generation of Chinese scholars began to criminalize the prior activities of archaeologists, erasing all memory of the pragmatic barter relationship that once existed in China. Recovering the voices of those local officials, scholars, and laborers who shaped the global trade in antiquities, The Compensations of Plunder brings historical grounding to a highly contentious topic in modern Chinese history and informs heated debates over cultural restitution throughout the world.
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Visualizing Dunhuang

Visualizing Dunhuang

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang. Translated by Imre Galambos. Leiden: Brill, 2013. ——— . “Xi-Jin Suo Dan xie 'Daodejing' canjuan xulun: Jian tan Xi-Jin Zhang Jun xie 'Xiaojing'canjuan”西晉索紞寫“道德經”殘卷續論—兼談張儁寫“孝經”殘卷.

Author: Wei-Cheng Lin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691208152

Category: Architecture

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Situated at an important juncture within the network of silk routes from China through central Asia, the oasis city of Dunhuang was an ancient site of Buddhist religious activity. Southeast of the city, the Mogao Caves, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, are an astonishing group of hundreds of caves, carved in the cliffs between the fourth and fourteenth centuries, and containing sculptures and paintings. Further east sit the Yulin Caves, another critical and richly decorated site. Featuring some of the finest examples of Buddhist imagery to be found anywhere in the world, these caves have enticed explorers, archaeologists, artists, scholars, and photographers since the early twentieth century.0'Visualizing Dunhuang: The Lo Archive Photographs of the Mogao and Yulin Caves' presents for the first time in print the comprehensive photographic archive-created in the 1940s by James C. M. Lo (1902-1987) and his wife, Lucy L. Lo (b. 1920)-of the remarkable Buddhist caves at Dunhuang. In this extraordinary nine-volume set, more than 2,500 black-and-white photographs provide an indispensable historical record. Invaluable for their documentary value and artistic quality, and thorough in their coverage and clarity, the images represent a rare perspective on significant monuments, many now irretrievably changed.0Exquisitely produced, this landmark publication is a definitive reference for scholars, collectors, and libraries in art history and Asian studies.0Published in association with the Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University.00"Vol. 9: Essays" is also available separately: ISBN 9780691208169.
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Dunhuang Manuscript Culture

Dunhuang Manuscript Culture

Ren Zhongmin 任中敏(2015), Dunhuang qu yanjiu 敦煌曲研究, Nanjing: Fenghuang chubanshe. Rimsky-Korsakoff, Svetlana (1967), ... Lishiyanjiu 歷史研究, 1: 65–72. Rong, Xinjiang (2013), Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang Leiden/Boston: Brill. a,

Author: Imre Galambos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110727104

Category: History

Page: 298

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“Dunhuang Manuscript Culture” explores the world of Chinese manuscripts from ninth-tenth century Dunhuang, an oasis city along the network of pre-modern routes known today collectively as the Silk Roads. The manuscripts have been discovered in 1900 in a sealed-off side-chamber of a Buddhist cave temple, where they had lain undisturbed for for almost nine hundred years. The discovery comprised tens of thousands of texts, written in over twenty different languages and scripts, including Chinese, Tibetan, Old Uighur, Khotanese, Sogdian and Sanskrit. This study centres around four groups of manuscripts from the mid-ninth to the late tenth centuries, a period when the region was an independent kingdom ruled by local families. The central argument is that the manuscripts attest to the unique cultural diversity of the region during this period, exhibiting—alongside obvious Chinese elements—the heavy influence of Central Asian cultures. As a result, it was much less ‘Chinese’ than commonly portrayed in modern scholarship. The book makes a contribution to the study of cultural and linguistic interaction along the Silk Roads.
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Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang

Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang

See Rong Xinjiang, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, trans. Imre Galambos (Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2013), 107–8. 2. The Dunhuang Academy has also carried out extensive documentation and scientific research—the results of which have been ...

Author: Roderick Whitfield

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606064450

Category: Art

Page: 160

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The Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world’s most significant sites of Buddhist art. The hundreds of caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert preserve one thousand years of exquisite art. Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolved into an artistic and spiritual mecca whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the Western Kingdoms of the Silk Road. Among its treasures are miles of stunning wall paintings, more than two thousand statues, magnificent works on silk and paper, and thousands of ancient manuscripts, such as sutras, poems, and prayer sheets. In this new expanded edition, Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang, first published in 2000, combines lavish color photographs of the caves and their art with the fascinating history of the Silk Road to create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site. Chapters narrate the development of Dunhuang and the Mogao cave temples, the iconography of the wall paintings, and the extraordinary story of the rare manuscripts—including the oldest printed book in existence, a ninth-century copy of the Diamond Sutra. The book also discusses the collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and Chinese authorities in conservation projects at Mogao, and the ways in which the site can be visited today.
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Cave Temples of Dunhuang

Cave Temples of Dunhuang

Rong Xinjiang, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang THE ANCIENT CAVE TEMPLE SITE OF MOGAO is imbued with the aura of mystery and remoteness associated with the Silk Road. It was perhaps this sense of vast space and time, in addition to the ...

Author: Neville Agnew

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606064894

Category: Art

Page: 302

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The Mogao grottoes in northwestern China, located near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world’s most significant sites of Buddhist art. Preserved in some five hundred caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi Desert are one thousand years of exquisite wall paintings and sculpture. Founded by Buddhist monks in the late fourth century, Mogao grew into an artistic and spiritual center whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the far western kingdoms of the Silk Road. Among its treasures are 45,000 square meters of murals, more than 2,000 statues, and over 40,000 medieval silk paintings and illustrated manuscripts. This sumptuous catalogue accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which will run from May 7 through September 4, 2016, at the Getty Center. Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, Dunhuang Academy, and Dunhuang Foundation, the exhibition celebrates a decades-long collaboration between the GCI and the Dunhuang Academy to conserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It presents, for the first time in North America, a collection of objects from the so-called Library Cave, including illustrated sutras, prayer books, and other exquisite treasures, as well as three full-scale, handpainted replica caves. This volume includes essays by leading scholars, an illustrated portfolio on the replica caves, and comprehensive entries on all objects in the exhibition.
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The Dunhuang Grottoes and Global Education

The Dunhuang Grottoes and Global Education

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang. Leiden: Brill. Schmidt, J. D. (2013). The Poet Zheng Zhen (1806–1864) and the Rise of Chinese Modernity. Leiden: Brill. Selin, H. (1997). Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine ...

Author: Xu Di

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030133566

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This book analyzes the murals and texts of the Dunhuang Grottoes, one of the most famous sites of cultural heritage on the Silk Road in Northwest China, from an educational perspective. The Dunhuang Grottoes are well-known in the world for their stunning beauty and magnificence, but the teaching of Dunhuang advocates a philosophical perspective that cosmos, nature, and humanity are an interconnected whole, and that all elements function interactively according to universal and relational principles of continuity, cause-and-effect, spiritual connection, and enlightenment. Xu Di and volume contributors highlight the moral education and ethics found throughout the Dunhuang with numerous stories of the personal journeys and growth of the Buddha and bodhisattvas, discussing and analyzing these teachings, and their possible implications for modern education systems throughout China and the world today.
Categories: Education

One Volume Libraries Composite and Multiple Text Manuscripts

One Volume Libraries  Composite and Multiple Text Manuscripts

Jiang Boqin 姜伯勤(1993), “Dunhuang pinizang zhu kao”敦煌毗尼藏主考, in: Dunhuang yanjiu 3, 1–9. Kalinowski, Marc (2005), “La production ... Rong Xinjiang (2013), Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang. Leiden / Boston: Brill. de la Vaissière, ...

Author: Michael Friedrich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110495591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Composite and multiple-text manuscripts are traditionally studied for their individual texts, but recent trends in codicology have paved the way for a more comprehensive approach: Manuscripts are unique artefacts which reveal how they were produced and used as physical objects. While multiple-text manuscripts codicologically are to be considered as production units, i.e. they were originally planned and realized in order to carry more than one text, composites consist of formerly independent codicological units and were put together at a later stage with intentions that might be completely different from those of its original parts. Both sub-types of manuscripts are still sometimes called "miscellanies", a term relating to the texts only. The codicological difference is important for reconstructing why and how these manuscripts which in many cases resemble (or contain) a small library were produced and used. Contributions on the manuscript cultures of China, India, Africa, the Islamic world and European traditions lead not only to the conclusion that "one-volume libraries" have been produced in many manuscript cultures, but allow also for the identification of certain types of uses.
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Simon Leys

Simon Leys

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Paris: Perrin, 2013, pp. 22–23. ... On the manuscripts of Dunhuang, their discovery and their importance, see Rong Xinjiang, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, ...

Author: Philippe Paquet

Publisher: La Trobe University Press

ISBN: 9781925435566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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An award-winning biography of one of the greats. Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. He died in 2014. Writing in three languages – French, Chinese and English – he played an important political role in revealing the true nature of the Cultural Revolution. His writing on China and on varied literary and cultural topics appeared regularly in the New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, Quadrant and the Monthly, and his books include The Hall of Uselessness, The Death of Napoleon, Other People’s Thoughts and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the ABC’s Boyer Lectures. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca, the Prix Guizot and the Christina Stead Prize for fiction. This substantial biography – recently published by Gallimard in France to wide acclaim and winning an award from the Académie Francaise – draws on extensive correspondence with Ryckmans, as well as his unpublished writings. It has been translated by an internationally renowned French translator Julie Rose (based in Sydney).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography