Thursday, January 9, 2014

[Upcoming Seminar] The Cultural Significance of the Dunhuang Mogao Caves (敦煌莫高窟及其文化價值)

The Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies, Department of Anthropology has invited Prof. Fan Jinshi, Director of the Dunhuang Academy to give us talks on both 21 January and 24 January, on the cultural significance as well as the protection of Dunhuang Mogao Caves.

Professor Fan Jinshi has dedicated her life to the archaeological study and conservation of the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes for over five decades and has strenthened international cooperation to ensure the preservation of Dunhuang heritage. Details of her talk on 21 Jan 2014 are listed below. 

The Cultural Significance of the Dunhuang Mogao Caves

講者:敦煌研究院  樊锦詩



Located at Dunhuang City, Gansu Province of the People’s Republic of China, the Mogao Caves are one of the three greatest Buddhism grottos in mainland China, an outstanding example of the Buddhism Arts in the world, and was enlisted as a World Heritage property by United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1987.  This talk will review the construction history of the Mogao Caves, and introduces the architectural styles of caves dug in different periods of time, contents of the paintings and sculptures inside the caves, as well as the discovery, loss and the contents of the artefacts found in the Sutra Cave. Finally, the talk will analyze the cultural significance of the Mogao Caves from historical, scientific, aesthetic and cultural perspectives. 

The seminar will be conducted in Putonghua.

For information about Prof. Fan's talk on 24 January, 2013, please click here.

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