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Consider the Source: Is the Buddha’s Hairdo Greek?

The brilliant scholar, writer, and postmodernist art critic Thomas McEvilley died in March of this year, but his scholarship may yet spawn a renaissance in our understanding of the ancient world. His epic work, The Shape of Ancient Thought, advances a breathtaking perspective on how ancient philosophies grew and influenced one another. Our view of the […]

By Andy Ferguson

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The Taliban’s Least Favorite Buddhist Art, Now on View in New York

Jed Perl at the New Republic, on the Asia Society’s ongoing exhibition, The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara, Nearly two thousand years ago, in the stark terrain where modern day Afghanistan and Pakistan meet, a sculptural tradition emerged that joins opulent forms and contemplative feelings and is unlike anything else in the history […]

By Tricycle

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Afghan Buddhist ruins in danger, this time by mining company

Science.org reported a few weeks back that the remains of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan will be destroyed if a Chinese mining project goes forward. The proposed copper mine may require that the site be blown up, although Afghan and French archeologists in the field believe that the monastery’s remains can be preserved to […]

By Tricycle
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