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Nepal Rejects Ambitious Chinese Buddhist Venture

The Nepalese government has announced that it "will not entertain" a proposed $3 billion redevelopment of the Buddha's birthplace by Hong Kong-based NGO, the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation. From The Times of...

Buddha’s Caves

As part of his continuing series on China's cultural legacy, New York Times art critic Holland Cotter reports from Dunhuang on the state of the Mogaoku Buddhist cave paintings: Mogaoku is in trouble. Thrown open to visitors in...

Restored, an Emperor’s Lair Will Be Forbidden No More – Jim Yardley

From the New York Times: Anyone who has visited Beijing in the last few years knows that the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China’s emperors, is in the midst of a total restoration. Plans call for work to be completed by 2020, in time to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the imperial compound. The […]

Rebuilding the Forbidden City – Martin Bailey

From The Art Newspaper: The Chinese government announced last month that it is to make 1.5 billion Yuan ($185 million) available for restoration of the Forbidden City over the next 15 years. Work has already started, and scaffolding now covers dozens of buildings in the complex. Projects along the central axis are scheduled for completion […]

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