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2006: Northern and Southern Routes Seminar
2007: Sichuan Yunnan Seminar
2008: Liao Seminar
2009: Xinjiang Seminar
2010: Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Tibet Extension

Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008: June 4-June 22 (Liao Seminar)

Project Summary

In 2008, the third Yale Silk Road Seminar focused primarily on the Liao and Jin cultures and included visits to many sites with surviving period pagodas, towers, temples and statuaries.  At several sites, the group also saw well-preserved Yuan Dynasty Buddhist mural paintings. Browse images from this seminar here.

Sites visited:

*The Yale Silk Road Database is an ongoing project; currently, some sites are not represented.

Yonglegong 永乐宫:  Ruicheng County, Shanxi Province

Guangshengsi 广胜寺: Hongdong County, Shanxi Province

Shuanglinsi 双林寺: Pingyao County, Shanxi Province

Zhengguosi 镇国寺:  Pingyao County, Shanxi Province

Tianlongshan 天龙山: Taiyuan, Shanxi Province

Jincisi 晋祠寺: Taiyuan, Shanxi Province

Shanxi Provincial Museum 山西省博物馆: Taiyuan, Shanxi Province

Foguangsi 佛光寺: Wutai County, Shanxi Province

Jingtusi 净土寺:  Ying County, Shanxi Province

Fogongsi 佛宫寺: Ying County, Shanxi Province

Chongfusi 崇福寺: Shuozhou, Shanxi Province

Huayansi 华严寺: Datong, Shanxi Province

Shanhuasi 善化寺:  Datong, Shanxi Province

Yungang Caves云冈石窟: Datong, Shanxi Province

Huayanjing pagoda 华严经塔: Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Inner Mongolia Museum 内蒙古博物馆: Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Daming Pagoda 大明塔: Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Shangjing Ruins 上京遗址: Lindong, Balinzuoqi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Liao Taizu Mausoleum 辽太祖陵: Lindong, Balinzuoqi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Aohan Museum 敖汉文化馆: Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Chifeng Museum 赤峰博物馆: Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Shenyang Palace 沈阳故宫: Shenyang, Liaoning Province

Liaoning Provincial Museum 辽宁省博物馆: Shenyang, Liaoning Province

Jingguang Relic Pagoda 净光舍利塔: Shenyang, Liaoning Province

Yemaotai Liao Tomb 叶茂台辽墓: near Shenyang, Liaoning Province

Fengguosi 奉国寺: Jinzhou, Liaoning Province

Chongxingsi 崇兴寺: Jinzhou, Liaoning Province

Daguangjisi  Pagoda 大广济寺塔: Jinzhou, Liaoning Province

Chaoyang North Pagoda 朝阳北塔: Chaoyang, Liaoning Province

Yunjiesi 云接寺: Chaoyang, Liaoning Province

Juyongguan 居庸关: Beijing

Jietaisi 戒台寺: Beijing

Tanzhesi 潭柘寺: Beijing

Selection of Images

Huashan (Shaanxi Province), Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008

Huashan, Shaanxi Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Yemaotai Liao Dynasty Tomb, Faku County, Liaoning Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008

Yemaotai Liao Dynasty Tomb, Faku County, Liaoning Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Yonglegong, Yuncheng City, Ruicheng County, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008

Yonglegong, Yuncheng City, Ruicheng County, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Hall of the Three Saints, Shanhuasi, Datong City, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008Hall of the Three Saints, Shanhuasi, Datong City, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Buddha Amitabha, Yungang Cave 20, Datong, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008Buddha Amitabha, Yungang Cave 20, Datong, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008 Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.

Yuntai (Cloud Terrace) at Juyongguan, Beijing Municipality. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008Yuntai (Cloud Terrace) at Juyongguan, Beijing Municipality. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Koichi Shinohara.

Permission to publish any image from this collection in print or on the Web is granted at the discretion of the relevant copyright holder and requests may be forwarded to the Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University.  Site technical questions and comments may be e-mailed to the Visual Resources Collection, Yale University.


Qianfodian, Chongfusi (Shanxi Province, China), Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008 Qianfodian, Chongfusi, Shanxi Province, Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008,© Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.
Famensi, Baoji City, Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008 Famensi, Baoji City, Fufeng County, Shaanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.
Lokapala, Shuanglinsi, Pingyao County, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008

Lokapala, Shuanglinsi, Pingyao County, Shanxi Province. Yale Silk Road Seminar 2008, © Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan.