The Amaravati Mahacetiya

A short film looking at the Great Stupa and it’s magnificent artworks, originally built at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh.

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How a Prince Became the Buddha

A modern retelling of the Buddha story with illustrations from the Asian Art Museum.

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Luoyang: Longmen Grottoes

A documentary about the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang which represent the peak of Chinese classical Buddhist art.

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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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Dazu Rock Carvings (World Heritage China)

A documentary about the rock carvings at Dazu in Sichuan, which are some of the later cave temples in China, showing a harmony of the three main religions.

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Longmen Grottoes (World Heritage China)

A look at another of the great cave complexes, representing the finest of classical Chinese statuary, and the part Empress Wu Zetian had in their construction (English with Mandarin subtitles).

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Yungang Grottoes (World Heritage China)

A documentary on the Yungang Grottoes, which contain some of the earliest representatives of Buddhist art in China (English with Mandarin subtitles).

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Mogao Caves (World Heritage China)

A look at the magnificent art works in the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, the first of the great grottoes built in China (English narration with Mandarin subtitles).

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Gandhara, the Renaissance of Buddhism

An interesting look at the great Buddhist Gandhāran civilisation that flourished in the early years of the Common Era.

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The Leshan Giant Buddha Statue

Two short films on the Giant Leshan Buddha Statue in China, by far the largest stone sculpture in the pre-modern world (mainly English, interviews in Mandarin with subtitles).

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