The Silk Road

Author: Susan Whitfield
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 193247613X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art


Licht aus dem Osten

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644122819
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: History

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

European Studies in Asia

Author: Georg Wiessala
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136171611
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Education

As countries across Asia continue to rise and become more assertive global powers, the role that Higher Education has played, and continues to play, in this process is an issue of growing pertinence. Furthermore, understanding the relationship between Europe and Asia fostered by historical and contemporary knowledge transfer, including Higher Education, is crucial to analysing and encouraging the progress of both regional integration and inter-regional cooperation. With a specific focus on international Higher Education, European Studies in Asia investigates knowledge transfer and channels of learning between Europe and Asia from historical, contemporary and teaching perspectives. The book examines a selection of significant historical precedents of intellectual dialogue between the two regions and, in turn, explores contemporary cross-regional discourses both inside and outside of the official frameworks of the European Union (EU) and the Asia--Europe Meetings (ASEM). Drawing on extensive case studies based on many of his own teaching experiences, Georg Wiessala addresses key questions, such as the nature and construction of the European Studies in Asia curriculum; aspects of ‘values’, co-constructed learning and adult pedagogy in the discipline of European Studies in Asia; the politics of Asian host cultures, the ‘internationalization’ of Asian Higher Education and the experiences and expectations of tertiary sector students of this subject in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In doing so, the author articulates a range of outcomes for the further development of Higher Education cooperation agendas between Asia and Europe, in the discipline of European Studies, and in related fields such as International Relations. This case study-led book makes an original and novel contribution to our understanding of European Studies in Asia. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian Education, Comparative Education, European Studies and International Relations.

Die Seidenstrasse

Author: Thomas O. Höllmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406508545
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Silk Road


1000 Buddhas

Author: T.W. Rhys Davids Ph.D. LLD.
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 9781783109593
Release Date: 2014-11-24
Genre: Art

Alle lebendigen Wesen sind Buddhas und verfügen über Weisheit und Tugend.„ (Buddha) Buddha zählt zu den am häufigsten dargestellten Heiligenfiguren der gesamten Welt, vielleicht ist er sogar häufiger als der in der westlichen Kunst so wichtige Christus abgebildet worden. Buddha wird in ganz Asien und weit darüber hinaus verehrt. Sein Bild nahm an der Seidenstraße, dem Geburtsort vieler Varianten des Buddhismus, Gestalt an. Die buddhistische Religion erkennt viele verschiedene Buddhas an, die wiederum unterschiedliche Traditionen verkörpern: so z. B. den Buddhismus der Lehre der Ordens-Älteren (Theravada), des Großen Fahrzeugs (Mahayana) und den Tantrischen Buddhismus (Vajrayana).Der in allen Traditionen verehrte Buddha ist in jeder Kunstform dargestellt worden: in der Bildhauerei, häufig in monumentalen Skulpturen wie etwa den heute zerstörten Buddhas von Bamyan, in der Malerei und vor allem in unzähligen Höhlenmalereien wie etwa jenen im indischen Ajanta oder in den Dunhuang-Höhlen in China. Das vorliegende Werk ist sowohl für den leidenschaftlichen Liebhaber asiatischer Kunst als auch für Neulinge auf diesem Feld ideal geeignet. Es lädt ein, Buddha, seine Geschichte, seine Lehren, aber auch seine unzähligen Gesichter durch insgesamt tausend Abbildungen, großartige Kunstwerke aus den größten Museen der Welt, zu entdecken oder wiederzuentdecken.

The Silk Road A Very Short Introduction

Author: James A. Millward
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199323852
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: History

The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background against which the silk road flourished, shedding light on the importance of old-world cultural exchange to Eurasian and world history. On the one hand, historian James A. Millward treats the silk road broadly, to stand in for the cross-cultural communication between peoples across the Eurasian continent since at least the Neolithic era. On the other, he highlights specific examples of goods and ideas exchanged between the Mediterranean, Persia, India, and China, along with the significance of these exchanges. While including silks, spices, and travelers' tales of colorful locales, the book explains the dynamics of Central Eurasian history that promoted Silk Road interactions--especially the role of nomad empires--highlighting the importance of the biological, technological, artistic, intellectual, and religious interchanges across the continent. Millward shows that these exchanges had a profound effect on the old world that was akin to, if not on the scale of, modern globalization. He also disputes the idea that the silk road declined after the collapse of the Mongol empire or the opening of direct sea routes from Europe to Asia, showing how silk road phenomena continued through the early modern and modern expansion of the Russian and Chinese states across Central Asia. Millward concludes that the idea of the silk road has remained powerful, not only as a popular name for boutiques and restaurants, but also in modern politics and diplomacy, such as U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's "Silk Road Initiative" for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

The Secret Lives Of The Dalai Lama

Author: Alexander Norman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748115761
Release Date: 2009-12-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is renowned the world over for his unswerving dedication to non-violence in his efforts to achieve justice for Tibet, yet the Chinese call him 'a wolf in monk's robes'. He is fourteenth in a lineage whose history is every bit as bloody and intrigue-laden as that of the Papacy. The sixth Dalai Lama was a notorious womaniser, four successive ones were almost certainly murdered and the present Dalai Lama has himself been the target of attacks that resulted in the brutal murder of a close colleague THE LIVES OF THE DALAI LAMA gives a fast-paced and absorbing insight into the real story of Tibetan culture, politics and spirituality, and shows the Dalai Lama as a man of courage, compassion and honesty.

Buddhism Between Tibet and China

Author: Matthew Kapstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780861718061
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Religion

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.

Uygur Patronage In Dunhuang

Author: Lilla Russell-Smith
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004142411
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

This study of local art patronage in tenth and eleventh century on the Silk Road offers a new explanation for the development of the style and iconography of well known paintings today in the British Museum, in London and the Musee Guimet, in Paris exploring the important effect of regional artistic centres on Buddhist art in Dunhuang and China.

Die Geschichte des uigurischen Manich ismus an der Seidenstrasse

Author: Takao Moriyasu
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447050683
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

Die in Fachkreisen lang erwartete deutsche Ubersetzung der wichtigsten neueren japanischen Studie zur Geschichte des uigurischen Manichaismus liefert anhand der genauen Analyse manichaischer Wandmalereien aus den Hohlentempeln von Bazaklik sowie eines Erlasses zur Verwaltung manichaischer Kloster neue Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte der Uiguren und des Manichaismus. Der Band enthalt im ersten Kapitel ausfuhrliche Bildanalysen sowie die Transkription und die philologisch und historisch eingehend kommentierte Ubersetzung des genannten Erlasses im zweiten Kapitel. Das letzte Kapitel fasst die Einzelergebnisse hinsichtlich ihrer Bedeutung fur das Bild der uigurischen Geschichte zusammen. Im Anhang finden sich eine erlauterte Chronologie der uigurischen Khane, die Transkription und kommentierten Ubersetzungen zweier geistlicher uigurischer Textfragmente.

The Silk Road and beyond

Author: Karen Manchester
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago
ISBN: 0300124287
Release Date: 2007-05-28
Genre: Art

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that extended from Asia to the Mediterranean Sea, linking powerful civilizations such as Rome and China. Featuring over forty intriguing objects—both ancient and modern—from the Art Institute’s collection, this volume explores the Silk Road’s fascinating historical and contemporary significance. Ranging from ancient Chinese tomb figures to works by such contemporary artists as Lalla Essaydi, the selections reflect an intense exchange between cultures and provide new ways of looking at and thinking about Eastern and Western art. With an essay that explores how the Silk Road fostered an exchange of goods, styles, and ideas between East and West, the book also includes a conversation between James Cuno, the museum’s director, and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They discuss the Silk Road as a metaphor for the continuous circulation of visual––and musical––motifs and ideas between cultures today.