Longmen's Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage: When Antiquity Met Modernity in China - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)
  • Longmen's Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage: When Antiquity Met Modernity in China - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)
zoom

Longmen's Stone Buddhas and Cultural Heritage: When Antiquity Met Modernity in China - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives (Hardback)

(author)
£73.00
Hardback 314 Pages / Published: 04/06/2020
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
This thoroughly researched book provides the first comprehensive history of how a UNESCO World Heritage site on the Central China Plain, Longmen's caves and the Buddhist statuary of Luoyang, was rediscovered in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Drawing on original research and archival sources in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, and Swedish, as well as extensive fieldwork, Dong Wang traces the ties between cultural heritage and modernity, detailing how this historical monument has been understood from antiquity to the present. She highlights the manifold traffic and expanded contact between China and other countries as these nations were reorienting themselves in order to adapt their own cultural traditions to newly industrialized and industrializing societies. Unknown to much of the world, Longmen and its mesmerizing modern history takes readers to the heartland of China, known as "Chinese Babylon" a century ago. With remarkable depth and breadth, this book unravels both a bygone and a continuing human pursuit of artefacts-shared, spiritual, modern, and above all beautiful that have linked so many lives, Chinese and foreign.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538141106
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 229 x 160 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Great Game
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
White Mughals
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
China
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A History of Japan
Added to basket
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Short History of Byzantium
Added to basket
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Added to basket
Return of a King
Added to basket
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Mao: The Unknown Story
Added to basket
The Burma Campaign
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Genghis Khan
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Chickenhawk
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.