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Cave Temples of Dunhuang: History, Art, and Materiality
The UCLA Confucius Institute hosts a symposium complementing the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road
A symposium in honor of the life and work of Fan Jinshi at the Mogao Grottoes.
Complementing the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road, this symposium brings together more than 20 international scholars. Their presentations on the Mogao Grottoes explore the unique confluence of historical perspectives, spiritual content, artistic practice, and innovative approaches to conservation. Keynote speaker Rong Xinjiang discusses Mogao's distinctive geography and history. Sessions address the media of wall paintings and manuscripts as well as the iconographic themes of the caves, particularly their deep and layered Buddhist content.
This is a two-day symposium, taking place at the Getty Center and UCLA. A separate reservation is required for each day. Capacity for the second day of the symposium is limited.
Day 1: Friday, May 20, 2016
9am - 5:30 pm
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Day 2: Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Various events will be a part of the symposium. For a full schedule, please see the website.
"Dunhuang as Nexus of the Silk Road during the Middle Ages”, Symposium Keynote Lecture by Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center, Los Angeles
“East and West of Dunhuang: Music Carried on the Wind”, Performance (Tickets available from April 21st)
Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles
Confirmed symposium participants:
Neville Agnew, Getty Conservation Institute
William Bodiford, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Buswell, University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Copp, University of Chicago
Sarah Fraser, University of Heidelberg
Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge
Mimi Gates, Seattle Art Museum and Dunhuang Foundation
Natasha Heller, University of California, Los Angeles
Fan Jinshi, Dunhuang Academy
Burglind Jungmann, University of California, Los Angeles
Guolong Lai, University of Florida
Hui-Shu Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
Sonya Lee, University of Southern California
Stephen Little, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania
Michelle McCoy, University of California, Berkeley
Christine Mollier, Collège de France
Nathalie Monnet, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute
Petra Rösch, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne
Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley
Hsueh-man Shen, New York University
Zhao Shengliang, Dunhuang Academy
Richard von Glahn, University of California, Los Angeles
Lothar von Falkenhausen, University of California, Los Angeles
Eugene Wang, Harvard University
Susan Whitfield, British Library
Rong Xinjiang, Peking University
Wang Xudong, Dunhuang Academy
Valérie Zaleski, Musée Guimet
This lecture complements the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road, on view at the Getty Center from May 7 to September 4, 2016.
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