Buddhist cave art was greatly influenced by Indian Buddhist art and emerged in China along with the spread of Buddhism starting in the Han Dynasty around the 1st Century A.D.
What was the origin of China's famous Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Caves? Find out here.
A continued exploration of some of the historical and artistic qualities of the famous Buddhist sculptures in China's Mogao Caves.
Learn how the features of the Buddhist statues found in caves in China evolved throughout history.
This clip takes us to the historical aesthetic of the breathtaking Fengxian Temple of the Longmen Caves, which contains the magnificent Lushena Buddha.
This clip displays the exquisite beauty of the Dazu Grotto statues. They are unique in that they depict not only religious figures but also the peacefulness of secular life.
This video shows the care and precision taken in the making of the Grand Buddha grotto statues, ultimately culminating in a stunning example of great artistry.
For an early age you could tell my grandmother was different. She was precocious and beautiful. An artist, a spy and a beauty her life was a whirlwind.
My grandmother was not one to sit back in times of turmoil. She was politically active and performed across the country promoting Nationalism. Her courageousness even lead her to be detained by the Japanese.
My impressions of my grandma were mostly based on pictures we exchanged in letters. Her beauty and style influenced me a lot when I was younger.
Grandmother always took great care in her appearance and she expected the same from us. Red nail polish, makeup, earrings were an important part of her daily routine even into her later years.
The idea of vegetarianism started in China thousands of years ago. So, let's find out why people started to become vegetarians.
It feels good to start the New Year off with a bowl of veggie noodles.
Longhua Temple's veggie noodles are a traditional dish that one eats for the New Year. Six hundred bowls of these noodles can be made in just one hour.
As the most delicious vegetarian dishes come from the temples, a visit to one may be in order to try top vegetarian dishes.
The Jade Buddhist Temple in Shanghai is famous for its vegetarian meals. It is a must-try if you are into veggie dishes.
Behind every dish, there is a meaning. This vegetarian dish is called "Understand and Embrace."
The lotus flower is a symbol of Buddhism. Therefore, a vegetarian dish is made with this concept in mind.
One needs creativity to cook an impressive dish. The Bead Curtain is a very interesting vegetarian dish that uses aloe as its main ingredient.
Olive Oil-Fried King Oyster Mushrooms: a simple but delicious dish.
Getting the freshest ingredients is also a very important step in making delicious vegetarian dishes.
One of China's most important teas, Pu'er tea, is introduced in this informative video. Find out how the tea's development was shaped by the unique geographical conditions of the mountainous Yunnan province and the perils of transporting it along the Silk Road.
What makes Yunnan such an ideal place for growing tea? Everything from the latitude to the soil plays a crucial role in the growing process.
Chinese tea plays an important role in a Chinese family, within and beyond the shores of China. Pu'er tea is touted as a semi-rare tea. The most famous Pu'er tea is from the Yunnan Province in China. A good grade of Pu'er tea is expensive and its value increases with age. Learn all about the Pu'er tea, its varieties, grades, production, packaging, storage, etc., from this series of videos.