University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Elfriede Regina Knauer

The Fifth Century A.D. Buddhist Cave Temples At Yün-Kang, North China

A Look at Their Western Connections

By: Elfriede Regina Knauer

The Yün-kang caves belong to a string of early Buddhist cave temples that stretches across northern China from Kansu in the far west to Manchuria in the east (Fig. 1). The caves lie above the Wu-chou River, about 15 km. west of the modern industrial city of Ta-t’ung, in the north of Shansi province, and […]