East Asian

 

One of the most revered ancient sites in China is carved out of the side of Mount Emei. It's known as the Leshan Giant Buddha, and took 90 years to build until it was completed in 803 AD…

They were the beautiful people of Edo-period Japan, the courtesans, geisha, and actors depicted in the ukiyo-e paintings of the 17th through 19th century. The world they moved in, the “floating…

In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, lose yourself in the intricate details of this Tibetan Thangka Depicting a Hevajra Mandala. Vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow bring countless…

British Museum curator Sushma Jansari reckons she's in charge of 'one of the most important objects in the entire British Museum' - and she's not wrong. The Bimaran Casket currently holds the…