S T U P A S A N D W I N E : T H E ARTI S TI C TRADITIO N S O F T H E K A S H G AR OA S I S – TAASA Review December 2013


This article was originally found in the December 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 4, Page 7).

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Angelo Andrea Di Castro I n recent years the Monash Kashgar Project has been engaging with local authorities in studying cultural heritage management, development and historical heritage sites.

In this article I will present an overview of some artistic and architectural features of the Kashgar area.

My focus is on the cultural development of the Kashgar oasis from the viewpoint of population movements and stylistic trends. The oasis of Kashgar is located in a strategic position at the junction of the Tian Shan and Pamir Mountains where the northern and southern branches of the Silk Road reunite after forking at the Jade Gate in the Dunhuang oasis...