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中國早期佛教美術考古泛議=Discussions on Early Archaeology and Buddhist Art in China
Author 黃文昆 (著)=Huang, Wen-kun (au.)
Source 敦煌研究=Dunhuang Research
Volumen.1 (總號=n.149)
Pages1 - 20
Publisher Url
Location蘭州, 中國 [Lanzhou, China]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Keyword錢樹=money tree; 金銅佛=gilt bronze Buddha; 麥積山=Maijishan Grottoes; 炳靈寺=Binglinsi Grottoes; 莫高窟=Yungang Grottoes; 云岡石窟

A recent discovery in the early archaeology of Buddhist art in China has unearthed a bronze money tree with Buddha statues and a pottery base dated from the fourth year of the Yuanguang era(125 CE),which shed light on the beginning of Chinese Buddhist art. After the Western Jin dynasty, Chinese Buddhism began to mature, successively forming three Buddhist centers in Heibei, Chang’an and Liangzhou, northern provinces in China ravaged by war. After the Sixteen Kingdoms period, Chinese Buddhist art began to appear in the form of gilt bronze Buddha statues from the Later Zhao dynasty and developed into two Buddhist art systems, one in central Shaanxi and eastern Gansu, the other in Liangzhou in the Hexi regions. This early work would become the basis for the prosperity of Northern Wei Buddhist art. The emergence and development of Buddhism in Pingcheng was influenced by the Buddhist art from five Buddhist centers: Liuzhou in Shandong Province, Chang’an in Shaanxi Province, Liangzhou in the Hexi Regions, Helong region in northeast China,and Qingqi region in east China. With the unification of north China and the reformation of the Northern Wei dynasty, the five caves, which inherited past Buddhist art, gradually gave birth to the "Yungang Pattern."

ISSN10004106 (P)
Created date2016.06.02
Modified date2020.10.28

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