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Kizil on the silk road : crossroads of commerce & meeting of minds /

Kizil on the silk road :  crossroads of commerce & meeting of minds /
DK Number:DK-184043
ISBN: 8185026858
Title: Kizil on the silk road : crossroads of commerce & meeting of minds /
Author: edited by Rajeshwari Ghose.
Imprint: Mumbai : Published for Marg Publications on behalf of the National Centre for the Performing Arts,
Physical Desc.: 140 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ([1] col.) ; 31 cm.
Year: 2008
Price: USD 65.00
Summary: Contributed articles on the paintings at Kizil Caves, China.
Subject Strings: Cave paintings--China--Kizil Caves.
  Painting, Buddhist--China--Kizil Caves.
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The book focuses on the incredibly beautiful Buddhist Cave complex of Kizil, an important conduit in the transmission of Buddhist art and thought along the Silk Road from India to China. Located in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, the visual imagery at Kizil provides an insight into the processes of adoption, adaptation, and transformation of myriad influences that crisscrossed the region during 3rd-8th centuries CE. Included here are the writings of eminent scholars who have studied the images at Kizil as well as Kizil artefacts and manuscripts housed in different parts of the world. Importantly, numerous Kizil murals, which were removed in the “archaeological raids” by European explorers in the early 20th century, are today housed in over 30 institutions across 12 countries. The book is lavishly illustrated. Rajeshwari Ghose, a well-known scholar of Hindu-Buddhist sacred art, retired from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Hong Kong.


Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Introduction: Kizil on the Skil roadRajeshwari Ghose8
The Geography of Transmission: The "Jibin" Route and the Propagation of Buddhism in ChinaLi Chongfeng24
Towards a More Reliable Chronology for the Site of KizilGiuseppe Vignato32
The Kizil Caves: Date, Art,and IconographyRajeshwari Ghose40
Maitreya in Literature and in the Art of XinjiangMarianne Yaldiz66
The Ceiling Murals of Kizil as a Symbol of the Buddhist UniverseMiao Lihui84
In quest of literary Sources for the Narrative Paintings of Kizil cavesZhao Li94
Legendary, Historical, and Canonical Personate in the Murals of KizilHuo Xuchu106
The Great Controversy: Vairochana in a Predominantly Hinayana ContextPeng Jie116
A Study of the Murals in Cave 114Jia Yin Yi128

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