Lecture: Dunhuang, a Buddhist Oasis & Gateway to Tibet

Zhang Yichao’s Victory of the Tibetans

Dunhuang (炖煌 / 燉煌) which was the subject of the previous exhibition and the inspiration for the current one at China Institute gets a look from lens of Tibetan influence in Dunhuang, a Buddhist Oasis & Gateway to Tibet, a lecture at the Newark Museum on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7 PM by Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., Curator, Arts of Asia.

Tibetans controlled this city along the Silk Road for roughly 100 years during Tang Dynasty after the An Lushan Rebellion, better known in Chinese as the An-Shi Rebellion (安史之乱  / 安史之亂).  After the Silk Road was abandoned during the Ming Dynasty, the city returned to Tibetan control for about 200 years until it was retaken by China during the Qing Dynasty.

In addition to the lecture, you can learn more about art during the Tibetan period and Tibetan manuscripts from Dunhuang.

Thurs May 1, 7 PM
Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ