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Volume 53 | Number 2 | MARCH/APRIL 2022

MARCH/APRIL 2022 | US$22/HK$130

The Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum The Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum ‘Mind over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan’ at the Freer Gallery of Art ‘Mind over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan’ at the Freer Gallery of Art Finding Paradise in Gandharan Buddhism Finding Paradise in Gandharan Buddhism KesiKesi Panels from the Collection of Peter the Great Panels from the Collection of Peter the Great Rome and China Rome and China

The Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum The Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum ‘Mind over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan’ at the Freer Gallery of Art ‘Mind over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan’ at the Freer Gallery of Art Finding Paradise in Gandharan Buddhism Finding Paradise in Gandharan Buddhism KesiKesi Panels from the Collection of Peter the Great Panels from the Collection of Peter the Great Rome and China Rome and China

100 Years of Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago 100 Years of Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago Notable Flower Paintings Notable Flower Paintings Tang and Song Buddhist Sculptures Tang and Song Buddhist Sculptures Monumental Buddha from Nagapattinam Monumental Buddha from Nagapattinam Japanese Prints Japanese Prints Kshitigarbha Painting Kshitigarbha Painting Sino-Sogdian Elements in Persian Book Illustrations Sino-Sogdian Elements in Persian Book Illustrations Wesley Tongson's Paintings Wesley Tongson's Paintings Painted Enamel Wares in Sino-French Exchanges Painted Enamel Wares in Sino-French Exchanges During the 18th Century During the 18th Century Hybridization of Arts in the 18th Century Hybridization of Arts in the 18th Century Qing Court Qing Court French-reproduced Copper-bodied Painted French-reproduced Copper-bodied Painted Enamel Wares of the Qianlong Reign Enamel Wares of the Qianlong Reign Manufacturing Secrets of Enamelled Manufacturing Secrets of Enamelled Masterpieces Masterpieces Eighteenth-Century Swiss Eighteenth-Century Swiss Luxury Watches in China Luxury Watches in China

100 Years of Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago 100 Years of Arts of Asia at the Art Institute of Chicago Notable Flower Paintings Notable Flower Paintings Tang and Song Buddhist Sculptures Tang and Song Buddhist Sculptures Monumental Buddha from Nagapattinam Monumental Buddha from Nagapattinam Japanese Prints Japanese Prints Kshitigarbha Painting Kshitigarbha Painting Sino-Sogdian Elements in Persian Book Illustrations Sino-Sogdian Elements in Persian Book Illustrations Wesley Tongson's Paintings Wesley Tongson's Paintings Painted Enamel Wares in Sino-French Exchanges Painted Enamel Wares in Sino-French Exchanges During the 18th Century During the 18th Century Hybridization of Arts in the 18th Century Hybridization of Arts in the 18th Century Qing Court Qing Court French-reproduced Copper-bodied Painted French-reproduced Copper-bodied Painted Enamel Wares of the Qianlong Reign Enamel Wares of the Qianlong Reign Manufacturing Secrets of Enamelled Manufacturing Secrets of Enamelled Masterpieces Masterpieces Eighteenth-Century Swiss Eighteenth-Century Swiss Luxury Watches in China Luxury Watches in China

COVER: Buddha (Pakistan, 2nd–3rd century), detail, gallery of Buddhist art in South Asia. “Stupas, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas,“ Museum für Asiatische Kunst im Humboldt Forum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Photograph: Alexander Schippel

Publisher and Editor Yifawn Lee Copyeditors Kelly Flynn, Deanna Lee Editorial Assistant Joyce Wong Designer Fred Young Subscriptions and Circulation Hugo Kwok

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A New Museum for a New Era The Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum Raffael D. Gadebusch

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Chinese Art in Context The New Presentations of Chinese Art in the Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum Birgitta Augustin

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Fascinating Characters The Art of Writing and Text Cultures in East Asia Uta Rahman-Steinert

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A Journey on the Northern Silk Road, Under the Dome in the Humboldt Forum Lilla Russell-Smith

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Mind over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan Frank Feltens

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Discovering Geiai Yukio Lippit

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Facets of a Supernatural Story: Bodhidharma Crossing the Yangzi on a Reed Shimao Arata

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