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Conference Paper: Examining A Fifth Century Bilingual Votive Stone Stūpa In China

TitleExamining A Fifth Century Bilingual Votive Stone Stūpa In China
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Issue Date2015
Citation
The 2015 International Conference on Buddhist Monasteries of South Asia and China (SBAA, Society for Buddhist Art and Archaeology), New Delhi, India, 7-9 December 2015. How to Cite?
AbstractIn the 20th century, fourteen Buddhist stone stūpas of the Northern Liang (397─439 CE) period were excavated in Dunhuang 敦煌, Jiuquan 酒泉, Wuwei 武威 and the Turfan 吐魯番 areas.These stone stūpas are among the earliest extant ancient stūpas in China. Of the fourteen Northern Liang Buddhist stūpas excavated from these sites, the bilingual stone stūpa of Minzhou Temple 岷州廟from Dunhuang is quite unique because it was not only carved with Buddhist images but also inscribed with a section of a Buddhist sūtra in both Chinese and Brāhmī scripts. The iconography of the Buddhist images and inscriptions provide valuable evidences of studying the history of Buddhism and cultural interaction between Central Asia and China during the early fifth century.Based on a chronological and comparative analysis of archaeological artifacts such as Buddhist manuscripts and stone steles, this paper will explore thedevelopment of Buddhism and Buddhist thought during that time.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227753

 

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dc.contributor.authorTsui, C-
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-18T09:12:38Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-18T09:12:38Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 2015 International Conference on Buddhist Monasteries of South Asia and China (SBAA, Society for Buddhist Art and Archaeology), New Delhi, India, 7-9 December 2015.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/227753-
dc.description.abstractIn the 20th century, fourteen Buddhist stone stūpas of the Northern Liang (397─439 CE) period were excavated in Dunhuang 敦煌, Jiuquan 酒泉, Wuwei 武威 and the Turfan 吐魯番 areas.These stone stūpas are among the earliest extant ancient stūpas in China. Of the fourteen Northern Liang Buddhist stūpas excavated from these sites, the bilingual stone stūpa of Minzhou Temple 岷州廟from Dunhuang is quite unique because it was not only carved with Buddhist images but also inscribed with a section of a Buddhist sūtra in both Chinese and Brāhmī scripts. The iconography of the Buddhist images and inscriptions provide valuable evidences of studying the history of Buddhism and cultural interaction between Central Asia and China during the early fifth century.Based on a chronological and comparative analysis of archaeological artifacts such as Buddhist manuscripts and stone steles, this paper will explore thedevelopment of Buddhism and Buddhist thought during that time.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference on Buddhist Monasteries of South Asia and China-
dc.titleExamining A Fifth Century Bilingual Votive Stone Stūpa In China-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailTsui, C: chunghui@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.hkuros259057-

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