Changing Patterns of Divinity and Reform in the Late Northern Wei

  title={Changing Patterns of Divinity and Reform in the Late Northern Wei},
  author={Katherine R. Tsiang},
  journal={The Art Bulletin},
  pages={222 - 245}
  • K. Tsiang
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • History
  • The Art Bulletin
Changes in Buddhist imagery in the late fifth and early sixth centuries of the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534) have been explained in terms of stylistic evolution or the passive absorption of Chinese influence. However, the abruptness and far-reaching nature of the changes suggest that they were actively implemented. About this time the Northern Wei court initiated a program of extensive reforms, including the creation of court ritual and construction of a new imperial capital, which provide a… 
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