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Buddhist Murals in the Caves of Ngari, Western Tibet

April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A Lecture by Zhang Changhong (Palace Museum, Beijing)

This event is part of the UVA East Asia Center Spring Lecture Series.

Photo courtesy of Zhang Changhong.

In the past decades, many Buddhist caves with exquisite murals have been found in Ngari, TAR, China which reflect the revival and flourishing of Buddhism in the remote western Tibetan area from the end of the tenth century to the seventeenth century. The discovery of these caves provides important materials for the study of Tibetan Buddhist art history and religious culture.In this lecture, a brief introduction to the Buddhist murals in the caves of Ngari will be given, along with a preliminary dating based on the analysis of the artistic style and themes of the murals. Murals from ten representative caves of different periods will be presented.

Zhang Changhong received her B.A, M.A. and Ph.D in Archaeology and Museology from Sichuan University. From 2000 to 2015, she worked and taught in the Center for Tibetan Studies of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. As of 2016, she is an associate professor and then a professor in 2017 with the Palace Museum, Beijing. She is also the Deputy Editor-in-chief of Journal of Tibetan Studies published by the Center for Tibetan Studies of Sichuan University. For the 2017-18 academic year, she is a coordinate research scholar of Harvard Yenching Institute.

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April 19, 2018
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Rouss Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA United States
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