Qing Tian was born in Tianjin, China, graduated from China’s Research Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing with an MA in Music and Religious Arts. He is Senior Researcher, and Dean of the Institute of World Religious Art at China’s Research Academy of Fine Arts. He has written and published seven books and more than one hundred articles on fine arts, Buddhist culture and art, Buddhist music, art history, art education, Chinese folk arts and crafts, film and theater. An international well-known scholar, listed in Who’s Who of Chinese Famous Scholars and Scientists, he has been invited by many universities as Visiting Professor for many nations.2005 0-7734-6316-XOVERSIZE. 8½ x 11 format with 50 photo illustrations
This interdisciplinary study on the development of Buddhist art and architecture in China from the early period till the Qing Dynasty is in a 8½ x 11 format with 50 photo illustrations, the majority of which have never been shown or introduced to the Western world. This outstanding work will be an invaluable resource book particularly for those in the fields of Art History, Architecture and Asian Studies.