Guiding (Yinlu) Bodhisattva, ca. 850-900 CE, ink and pigments on silk with gold leaf. London, British Museum, 1919,0101,0.47. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Heaven and Hell on the Silk Road


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Drawing on the scrolls, paintings, and texts from Dunhuang, John Kieschnick, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies at Stanford University, will discuss the introduction of the concepts of karma and rebirth into China.

This lecture complements the exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road 

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