For art’s sake: Ancient and modern Dunhuang

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    For more: For merchants and artists traveling along the legendary Silk Road, the city of #Dunhuang in northwest #China’s Gansu Province is a significant crossroad. These travelers left indelible marks with traditions, temples and Buddhist art, making it one of China’s most culturally rich travel destinations. The Mogao Caves outside the city, mainly built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), are an eye-popping treasure trove of Buddhist art. To learn more, Tian Wei talked to Neil Schmid, the scholar-in-residence specializing in the Silk Road and Buddhist Studies, at Dunhuang Academy, who shared his insights about the Caves, the surrounding areas of Dunhuang, and how the arts and culture changed throughout China’s history.

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