The Revival of Buddhism in China

The Revival of Buddhism in China

A talk outlining the history and then examining the current status of Buddhism in China, the forms it is taking and how it can operate in a communist country.

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David Eckel: Buddhism 1-2 of 24

The first two lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism gives a course overview and a look at the background to the society the Buddha was born into

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A Revolution in Painting in the Yuan Dynasty

A talk by Maxwell K. Hearn, curator of the Met in New York, on Chinese painting during the period of Mongolian dominance.

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Ritual in Contemplation, Text and Tools in Tantric Buddhism

A lecture about the meaning and symbolism used in Tibetan art works by Prof. Robert Thurman.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 4: Sogenga and Ch’an Landscapes

This fourth lecture of Ch’an Painting looks at the appreciation of this style in Japan and concludes by examining some of the best landscape paintings.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 3: Muqi’s Six Persimmons

The third in this series of discussions about Ch’an painting by James Cahill looks at Muqi’s iconographic Six Persimmons painting.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 2: Beginnings and Muqi Fachang

A second lecture on Ch’an painting in China by the distinguished art historian James Cahill.

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James Cahill on Ch’an Painting, 1: Liang Kai

In 2010 Professor Emeritus James Cahill, one of the leading and most eminent historians of Japanese and Chinese art, made a series of films, entitled A Pure and Remote View, examining the development of Chinese painting from its beginnings up and to the middle ages.

The series of 12 lectures, often split into 2,

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Identifying Jainism in Indian Art

In this lecture at the Metropolitan Museum in New York John Guy discusses the similarities and differences in Buddhist and Jaina art.

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Safeguarding Dunhuang for China and the World

Two talks by scholars involved in the conservation of one of the largest repositories of Buddhist art in the caves at Dunhuang in China.

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