Archaeologist Fan Jinshi’s Memoir: Ancient Buddhist Cave-temples in the Desert, Red Guards & the Spirit of Peking U

Cultural Revolution:  The Mogao Grottoes Miraculously Emerge Unscathed (Excerpted from 我心归处是敦煌 (My Heart Belongs to Dunhuang) by Fan Jinshi as told to Gu Chunfang) Translated by Bruce Humes Many people have asked me if the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang were damaged during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). At the time, the Destroy the Four Olds, Cultivate the Four News campaign … Continue reading Archaeologist Fan Jinshi’s Memoir: Ancient Buddhist Cave-temples in the Desert, Red Guards & the Spirit of Peking U

丝绸之路语录:莫高窟以及中华民族的自由

“ 所以,莫高窟开窟和造像的历史,是一部贯通东西方文化的历史,也是一部佛教发展和传播的历史,更是一部中华民族谋求自由和强大的历史。敦煌在历史上有着战争的苦难背景,同时也有着宗教信仰的背景。越是在苦难的时候,越需要有信仰,也许这就是敦煌能够在苦难中孕育出如此灿烂文明的历史根源吧。” (摘自 《我心归处是敦煌》,樊锦诗口述,顾春芳 撰写)