[Buddha-l] International Dunhuang Project (IDP) - Educational
jmp at peavler.org
Fri Feb 16 12:53:50 MST 2007
So, Joanna, in honor of the good St. Valentine, I have unsubscribed
everybody else so we have Buddha-L to ourselves!!
What a lovely, peaceful place it has become!
On Feb 16, 2007, at 7:55 AM, jkirk wrote:
> Matt Ciolek calls this site Essential.
> Please visit it......treasures of Buddhism from China:
> Dunhuang although internationally known is infrequently visited.
> The Mogao
> shrine at Dunhuang is a cluster of 492 caves, containing 45,000 square
> metres of frescoes and 2,415 stucco statues. This is a precious art
> of the world. It has great historical and artistic value. These
> caves were
> created, renovated and maintained continually with devotion and
> care from
> the 4th upto the 14th century. They were also maintained during the
> subsequent periods up till the 19th century. From the 7th to 9th
> culture and art enjoyed a golden period in China, so did Dunhuang Art.
>> The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: Feb 2007, Vol. 14, No. 2 (259)
>> 16 Feb 2007
>> International Dunhuang Project (IDP) - Educational Links
>> International Dunhuang Project, British Library, London, UK.
>> Self description:
>> "The International Dunhuang Project IDP [est. 1994 and directed by Dr
>> Susan Whitfield - ed.] is a ground-breaking international
>> based at the British Library to make information and images of
>> more than
>> 100,000 manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from
>> Dunhuang and
>> other Silk Road sites freely available. [...] The high quality colour
>> images and historically accurate information are searchable on the
>> DATABASE. Items are shown in context, with bibliographies, maps,
>> photographs, site plans and other information relating to their
>> provenance, history and present condition. This gives the scholar,
>> student and the layman a unique insight into Silk Road life during
>> first millennium AD."
>> Site contents [in the Educational Links section]:
>> * Dunhuang and the Silk Road; * Buddhism; * Tibetan/Nepalese Art &
>> Manuscripts; * E-Learning; * Travel; * Scripts & Languages; *
>> links (Digitisation, Metadata, Colour Management, Infrared
>> The IDP site also provides links to the following site sections: *
>> IDP (People, Funding, Activities, IDP Newsletter, Publications); *
>> Collections (British, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian,
>> * Technical (Infrastructure, Resources, Links); * Archives (IDP
>> Newsletter; IDP papers; IDP Timeline; IDP Web); * Site Map; *
>> Contact IDP;
>> * Search (IDP Database, Advanced Search, Bibliography Search) *
>> [of the Silk Roads manuscripts] * Maps.
>> URL http://idp.bl.uk/4DCGI/pages/education_links.a4d
>> Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)
>> * Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online
>> Online Guide
>> * Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum -
>> NGO -
>> * Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting -
>> * External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under
>> - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30
>> Src: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor ISSN 1329-9778
>> URL http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html
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