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The Buddhist Art to the East: A Monumental Spread

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Buddhist art emerged from India, spread eastwards to Central Asia, Xinjiang, the Hexi Corridor, and eventually arrived at the heartland of China. This monumental movement ran along the Silk Road over the course of a thousand years, integrating the Hellenistic culture with the Indian, Persian, Nomadic, and Chinese.

The Renwen Society presents a lecture on August 7 on this epic movement by Dr. Mao Ming, a specialist in the Buddhist art.

Adopting an archaeological approach, and based on her own fieldwork experience, Dr. Ming Mao will share with the audience the five major developments in the Buddhist art following its eastward spread: the Gandhara Art in India, the Termez sites in Central Asia, the Kizil caves in Xinjiang, the Dunhuang Grottos, and the Yungang & Longmen caves. In explaining these developments, Dr. Mao will also examine five major different artistic depictions and representations of the Buddha.

A native of Hangzhou, Mao Ming holds a Ph.D. in Art & Archaeology from the University of London. She had served as an editor for the Journal of Inner Asian Art & Archaeology at the University of London and taught a course “Forgotten Silk Road: Five Central Asian States” for the British Museum. Currently Dr. Mao is a professor at the Institute of Dunhuang Studies of the Northwestern Normal University in China. Previously she had also served as a research professor at the Dunhuang Academy in Dunhuang.

Dr. Mao is a prolific author of many books and articles. Her award-winning publications include “Pomegranate from the West“, the Oxford edition of the “Atlas of the World Art” in the sub-volume, the Metropolitan Museum of New York exhibition catalogue entitled “Dawn to the Golden Age“. Her five Central Asian archaeological translations, including Turks, Sogdians and Nana Goddess, were on the top academic list of Dangdang (a major online book seller in China) in 2018.

Professor Mao has been a member of the UNESCO Archaeological Team protecting Buddhist temples and frescoes in Central Asian for the past 17 years.

Free, but advanced registration is requested.

佛像东渐是指佛像艺术从北印度诞生之后,经过中亚、新疆、河西走廊,向中国北方传播的过程。这是丝绸之路上一场里程碑式的文化互动,地理上跨越欧亚万里,时间上持续千余年,融合了印度、希腊、波斯中亚、草原、汉唐几大文明。华美人文学会特邀西北师大敦煌学院教授、原敦煌研究院研究员、“玄奘之路”上发掘与守护佛寺与壁画的学者毛铭博士于8月7日晚8时至9时半做“玄奘之旅—佛像东渐的五部曲”专题讲座。

毛铭博士在讲座中将追随玄奘取经之旅的足迹,以考古人的视角,和听众分享佛像东渐的五个链点:1)北印度犍陀罗遗址,2)中亚铁尔梅兹佛寺群,3)新疆克孜尔石窟,4)河西敦煌石窟,5)中原北方的云冈石窟、龙门石窟、青州佛寺,并将分别描述丝路佛像艺术的五种风格:1)阿波罗式的佛陀,2)贵霜王子式的佛陀,3)于阗凹凸法,4)吴带当风,5)曹衣出水。


毛铭博士在塔吉克斯坦片治肯特。此古城唐代开元九年(722年)被阿拉伯入侵者烧毁。此处也是马伯庸《长安十二时辰》所写的安西军团抵抗之地

主讲人毛铭,女,杭州人,伦敦大学艺术考古博士。曾担任伦敦大学《中亚艺术考古》学刊编辑,为大英博物馆讲授“被遗忘的丝路:中亚五国”课程。历任北京大学“国家文化软实力研究中心”研究员,敦煌研究院研究员,现为西北师大敦煌学院教授。有学术著作两百万字,获奖著作有《榴花西来》,英国牛津版《世界艺术地图集》之中亚卷,纽约大都会博物馆编《走向盛唐》之丝绸卷等。《突厥人,粟特人与娜娜女神》等五本中亚考古译著曾被评为2018年当当网学术榜首。

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August 7
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