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Temples in the Cliffside: Buddhist Art in Sichuan

Date: 
Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Zoom event
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 03/31/2022 07:30 PM 03/31/2022 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Temples in the Cliffside: Buddhist Art in Sichuan Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/temples-cliffside-buddhist-art-sichuan The Huntington - Zoom event
 

In her new book, Temples in the Cliffside: Buddhist Art in Sichuan, Sonya Lee argues that centuries-old religious monuments can be part of the world's sustainable future. This talk focuses on the transformation of cave temples from religious centers into tourist destinations in southwest China, where venerable sites such as Leshan, Nankan, and Baodingshan have become entangled in some of the most consequential economic, political, and religious trends in Asia today.