What is Bianxiang? On the Relationship between Dunhuang Art and Dunhuang Literature

@article{Hung1992WhatIB,
  title={What is Bianxiang? On the Relationship between Dunhuang Art and Dunhuang Literature},
  author={Wu Hung},
  journal={Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={52},
  pages={111-192}
}
  • W. Hung
  • Published 1992
  • Art
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
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