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Chinese Buddhist Studies: Buddhist Arts

Guides to Chinese Buddhist studies, including Buddhist full text databases, reference tools and index and bibliographical databases of Buddhist studies.

Art of Dunhuang 敦煌藝術

Among the must-see treasures of the world are the 1600 year old Dunhuang cave-temple museums. They include the Mogao Grottoes, the Yulin Grottoes, the Western Thousand Buddha Grottoes, the Eastern Thousand Buddha Grottoes, and the Five Temple Grottoes.

IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.

Buddhist Art Indexes

This site is browsable and searchable of research articles published in languages of Chinese, English, Japanese, German, and French in 20 categories of Buddhist arts: Buddhist Art, Stupa/Pagoda, Painting, Tangka/Thangka, Mural, Sculpture, Chinese Calligraphy, Drama, Caves, Buddhist Statue/Buddharupa, Buddhist Architecture, Gandhara Form/Gandharan, Tantric Form.