Oct

25

Spatial Dunhuang

Date

Tue

,

Oct 25

Time

6:30 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Talk

Location

China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2 Floor, New York, NY 10006

Partner(s)

China Insititute

Constructed over a millennium from the fourth to fourteenth centuries CE near Dunhuang, an ancient border town along the Silk Road in northwest China, the Mogao Caves comprise the largest, most continuously created, and best-preserved treasure trove of Buddhist art in the world.

Join us at China Institute with distinguished art historian Wu Hung from University of Chicago and world art professor Shen Hsueh-man from New York University to re-discover the art of Dunhuang. Instead of tracing the caves’ unilinear history, the two speakers will share with the audience a novel way of examining Mogao Caves as physical and historical sites that can be approached, entered, and understood sensually, a perspective of space prioritizing the actual experiences of the people who built and used the caves.

If you are interested in Chinese art and want to learn more about Mogao Caves—a UNESCO World Heritage site that is famous for its religious, cultural and intellectual influences, don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the iconic experts at China Institute!

Date

Tue

,

Oct 25

Time

6:30 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Talk

Location

China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2 Floor, New York, NY 10006

Partner(s)

China Insititute

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