Constructed over a millennium from the fourth to fourteenth centuries CE near Dunhuang, an ancient border town along the Silk Road in northwest China, the Mogao Caves comprise the largest, most continuously created, and best-preserved treasure trove of Buddhist art in the world. Distinguished art historian Wu Hung from University of Chicago and world art professor Shen Hsueh-man from New York University will share with the audience a novel way of examining Mogao Caves as physical and historical sites that can be approached, entered, and understood sensually, a perspective of space prioritizing the actual experiences of the people who built and used the caves.

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Date: October 25

Time: 6:30 pm

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https://www.chinainstitute.org/event/spatial-dunhuang-experiencing-mogao-caves/

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