The ninth and tenth lectures by Prof David Eckel on the history of Buddhism look at the two main schools of Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana.
A film of one of the most celebrated theatrical performances in recent Chinese Theatre. It is set along the Silk Road and in the Mogao Caves and tells the story of how the famous apsara murals were painted.
The final part of this series focuses on the music and dance fantasia The Flowers of the Silk Road and the impact it has had in China and abroad.
A look at some of the musical notation manuscripts found at Dunhuang and their interpretation in modern times
A look at the dances recorded in the murals at the Mogao Caves and how they have influenced recreations in the present day
A look at the clothing displayed in the Mogao Caves, and the influence it is having on modern fashion design.
A look at the thousands of musical instruments depicted in the murals at the Mogoa Caves
A look at the whirling dances depicted in the Dunhuang Mogoa Caves and how they have been recreated in contemporary China.