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The Silk Road and the Art of the Tibetan Plateau Forum — Pāla Art and its Influence in China
青藏高原絲路與藝術論壇 — 波羅藝術與中國

Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni. Pāla period (8th–12th century), 11th century. India, Bihar. Schist.
H. 27¾ x W. 16¼ x D. 6½ in. (70.5 x 41.3 x 16.5 cm). Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John
D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.36. Photography by Synthescape, courtesy of Asia Society

The Tibetan Plateau, an important and active area on the ancient Silk Road, has left a rich and varied cultural and artistic heritage in its more than two thousand years of history, and has been the subject of much global academic research. Taking art history, cultural relics and archaeological discoveries in the countries and regions of the Tibetan Plateau as its theme, and against a broader historical/cultural background and time span, The Silk Road and the Art of the Tibetan Plateau Forum will focus on the study of Buddhist relics, the artistic styles and archaeological discoveries in the core areas of the Silk Road such as the five Central Asian countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Nepal.  The aim is to understand from the perspective of art history and archaeology, how the Silk Road, as an economic and cultural epicenter, affected the many Himalayan areas it encompassed in terms of multicultural and religious dissemination, migration of ethnic groups, commerce, and trade.

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Asia SocietyHong Kong


26 MAY (SAT)

Registration 8:40pm

Forum 9:10am - 6:05pm


27 MAY (SUN)
Registration 9:15am

Forum 9:30am - 5:45pm


Asia Society Hong Kong Center

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Free admission, online registration required at


Chak's Investment Ltd

PT Collection

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