The White Lama Ippolito: An Italian Jesuit in Tibet

The last is a series of talks by Donald Lopez looks at the recently rediscovered work of a Jesuit Missionary in Tibet in the 18th century.

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Mysteries of Ban Chiang (Folkways of Indochina)

An important documentary focusing on one of the earliest sites of human civilisation at Ban Chiang in Thailand (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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The Unfortunate Idol Fo: The Story of a Forgotten Buddha

A lecture by Prof. Donald. S. Lopez in which he looks at the misunderstandings on both sides when Christian missionaries encountered Buddhism for the first time in various countries.

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The Kingdom of Lan Xang, Laos (Folkways of Indochina)

A short look at the long history of the country of Laos, its history, people and culture (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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A Christian Buddha: The Medieval Tale of Barlaam and Josaphat

The first in a series of three lectures by Prof. Donald S. Lopez, in which he looks at the medieval encounters between Buddhism and Christianity, and the misunderstandings it gave rise to.

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From Tibet to Turtle Island

A film from 1999 about Tibetan tradition nuns in Nepal and their first trip to the States presenting Tibetan cultural activities.

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Cambodia’s Land and People (Folkways of Indochina)

A look at the remains of Angkor, mainly from a Chinese point-of-view, providing a concise overview of the site (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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The Great Pilgrim Xuanzang

A shortened version of Fo Gaung Shan’s long video biography of the great Tang Dynasty monk Xuanzang (Mandarin with English and Mandarin subtitles).

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The Tale of Ayutthaya (Folkways of Indochina)

Two programmes from this series which look at the Thai Ayutthaya Kingdom, its history and culture (English narration, some Mandarin interviews, with subtitles).

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Angkor (Access 360 World Heritage)

An unusual look at the work being carried on at the Angkor sire these days by archaeologists, restoration and other experts.

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