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 ...

Author: Xinjiang Rong

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

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang

Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang

In Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, Rong Xinjiang provides an accessible overview of Dunhuang studies, an academic field that emerged following the discovery of a medieval monastic library at the Mogao caves near Dunhuang.

Author: Xinjiang Rong

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9004250425

Category: History

Page: 547

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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

Rong, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, 90. On Ye Changchi's involvement with the Dunhuang manuscripts, including revealing excerpts from his diary, see Li, “Lun Dunhuang shibao ji Ye Changchi 'Yuan Dulu riji chao,'” 36–39; Cai, ...

Author: Justin M. Jacobs

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226712017

Category: History

Page: 357

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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.
Categories: History

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

Page: 401

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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.
Categories: Architecture

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: 166

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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.
Categories: Art

The King s Road

The King   s Road

See Rong, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, 342–43. 31. See Galambos, Dunhuang Manuscript Culture. 32. Ouyang, Xin Wudai shi, 74.917–18. The following quotes from Gao's record of his trip can be found here. my discussion in chapter 4. 33.

Author: Xin Wen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691243207

Category: History

Page: 408

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An exciting and richly detailed new history of the Silk Road that tells how it became more important as a route for diplomacy than for trade The King’s Road offers a new interpretation of the history of the Silk Road, emphasizing its importance as a diplomatic route, rather than a commercial one. Tracing the arduous journeys of diplomatic envoys, Xin Wen presents a rich social history of long-distance travel that played out in deserts, post stations, palaces, and polo fields. The book tells the story of the everyday lives of diplomatic travelers on the Silk Road—what they ate and drank, the gifts they carried, and the animals that accompanied them—and how they navigated a complex web of geographic, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. It also describes the risks and dangers envoys faced along the way—from financial catastrophe to robbery and murder. Using documents unearthed from the famous Dunhuang “library cave” in Western China, The King’s Road paints a detailed picture of the intricate network of trans-Eurasian transportation and communication routes that was established between 850 and 1000 CE. By exploring the motivations of the kings who dispatched envoys along the Silk Road and describing the transformative social and economic effects of their journeys, the book reveals the inner workings of an interstate network distinct from the Sino-centric “tributary” system. In shifting the narrative of the Silk Road from the transport of commodities to the exchange of diplomatic gifts and personnel, The King’s Road puts the history of Eastern Eurasia in a new light.
Categories: History

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Destroyed Disappeared Lost Never Were

Destroyed   Disappeared   Lost   Never Were

... see Rong, Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang, 79–108. 7. That the stele constituted part of the original shrine was not understood until later. Stein, for example, reasoned that the cave's small size, along with its poor lighting, ...

Author: Beate Fricke

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271093741

Category: Art

Page: 167

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To write about works that cannot be sensually perceived involves considerable strain. Absent the object, art historians must stretch their methods to, or even past, the breaking point. This concise volume addresses the problems inherent in studying medieval works of art, artifacts, and monuments that have disappeared, have been destroyed, or perhaps never existed in the first place. The contributors to this volume are confronted with the full expanse of what they cannot see, handle, or know. Connecting object histories, the anthropology of images, and historiography, they seek to understand how people have made sense of the past by examining objects, images, and architectural and urban spaces. Intersecting these approaches is a deep current of reflection upon the theorization of historical analysis and the ways in which the past is inscribed into layers of evidence that are only ever revealed in the historian’s present tense. Highly original and theoretically sophisticated, this volume will stimulate debate among art historians about the critical practices used to confront the formative presence of destruction, loss, obscurity, and existential uncertainty within the history of art and the study of historical material and visual cultures. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume are Michele Bacci, Claudia Brittenham, Sonja Drimmer, Jaś Elsner, Peter Geimer, Danielle B. Joyner, Kristopher W. Kersey, Lena Liepe, Meekyung MacMurdie, and Michelle McCoy.
Categories: Art

Language and Religion

Language and Religion

Eighteen lectures on Dunhuang. Translated by Imre Galambos. Leiden: Brill. Schmid, Neil D. 2011. Dunhuang and Central Asia (with an appendix on Dunhuang manuscript resources). In Charles D. Orzech, Henrik H. Sørensen & Richard K. Payne ...

Author: Robert Yelle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614514329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 476

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This volume draws on an interdisciplinary team of authors to advance the study of the religious dimensions of communication and the linguistic aspects of religion. Contributions cover: poetry, iconicity, and iconoclasm in religious language; semiotic ideologies in traditional religions and in secularism; and the role of materiality and writing in religious communication. This volume will provoke new approaches to language and religion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines