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Dorothy Wong's New Anthology on Medieval-Period China

August 19, 2014

University of Virginia's Associate Professor of East Asian Art Dorothy Wong and Associate Professor of Japanese Gustav Heldt are co-editors of a new anthology of writings on cross-cultural exchanges between China and its neighbors over a thousand year period. China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections pulls together a wide range of specialists to write on exchanges fostered by Silk Road trading routes, which aided the spread of Buddhism and other religions, and exchanges of art and iconography.

Dorothy Wong is an IATH Fellow, the creator of the Silk Road: The Path of Transmission of AvalokiteĊ›varavara and the Digital AvalokiteĊ›varavara Project. The project centers on the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion, who became one of the most popular deities in all of Asia.