INSCRIPTION, KYRGYZSTAN, 14TH CENTURY. PHOTO, KEN PARRY – TAASA Review December 2013
when many foreigners, such as Marco Polo, became involved in the international trade with China.
At Quanzhou in South China there are archaeological remains from the Hindu, Christian, Manichaean and Muslim communities, showing the multicultural nature of this port city. Among the monuments at Quanzhou are Christian gravestones that depict the cross on the lotus flower as well as flying apsaras (Parry 2012b).
A team of Australian scholars has recently completed a research project investigating the evidence for Christians and Manicheans at Quanzhou (Lieu, Parry, et al 2012)...