A Buddhist Kingdom Beneath the Sands

A Buddhist Kingdom Beneath the Sands

An investigation into the lost Buddhist kingdom of Kucha in Central Asia.

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Great Minds 25, Dogen and Hakuin

Great Minds 25, Dogen and Hakuin

The development of Zen Buddhism in Japan, and its two main schools seen through two representative figures.

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Great Minds 19, Saicho to Nichiren – Japanese Buddhism

19, Saicho to Nichiren

A history of Japanese Buddhism from its introduction to the 13th century.

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Great Minds 17, Xuanzang and Chinese Buddhism

17, Xuanzang and Chinese Buddhism

An introduction to the life and works of Xuanzang and the schools of Chinese Buddhism.

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Fire in the Land of Snow

Fire in the Land of Snow

A look at the protests by self-immolation that swept over Tibet during the last decade.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.

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Xuan Zang Memorial Centre, Nalanda

Xuan Zang Memorial Centre

A look at the building of the Xuan Zang Memorial Centre near Nalanda, and the cooperation between China and India to complete the project.

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Japan: Ink Painting, Landscapes of the Mind

A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.

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The Burma Road with Miles Kington

A journey through Myanmar in 1987 after 50 years of military rule had brought the country, but not its people, to its knees.

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