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, 3…
Lama Jigme Gyatso and Dhondup Wangchen talk to ordinary Tibetans to get their views of the situation they face in Tibet today.
A documentary by CCTV about the earliest Buddhist cave complex in China, the Yungang Grottoes.
An overview of the work being carried out worldwide to restore heavily degraded lands. It is possible and it only takes a few years.
This 15-minute film is afascinating look at the decade-long conservation effort being made on the oldest, complete, dated printed book in history, a scroll of the Diamond Sutra, from 868 CE.
This is a four-part series of short, 20-minute documentaries about the famous Sakyamuni Pagoda in Ying County, Shangxi Province, China, which is the tallest wooden Pagoda in the world.
This documentary from CCTV Channel 9 gives within a short compass a tour of the Longmen cave complexes in Luoyang, and recalls their history.
This episode from the series by Chinese Television’s Channel 9, looks at the great civilisation that centered around Angkor in Cambodia.
This episode of the series looks at the part faith plays along the Mekong River, and takes a look at the different traditions, ordination procedures, almsround, pagodas and palm-leaf scriptures.