Meng Tong

PhD Candidate
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Summary

Meng Tong specializes in Buddhist art in the context of the medieval Silk Routes (ca. 5th-10th centuries CE). Her current research focuses on Buddhist folk cults manifested in images and texts found at Buddhist caves and monastic ruins near such regional cultural centers as Dunhuang, Khotan, Kucha, and others. From a cross-cultural perspective, she attempts to articulate a dynamic, pan-Asian Buddhist landscape that blurs sectarian divisions and resonates with regional belief systems during the heyday of Eurasia’s inland trades and communications. 

Fields of Study

Buddhist Art along the Overland Silk Routes 
Art and Religion of Early China
Buddhist Art and Ritual of Heian-period Japan

Education

MA University of Alabama 
MA Wuhan University
BA Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

 


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