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Why We Love Dunhuang

Dunhuang is a place born in legends. Its unique charm has attracted people around the globe to come and worship. In this podcast series, we bring you to Dunhuang, and walk you through the reasons why we love Dunhuang.

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Dunhuang is a place born in legends. Its unique charm has attracted people around the globe to come and worship. In this podcast series, we bring you to Dunhuang, and walk you through the reasons why we love Dunhuang.

EP 08: A national tragedy

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Inside the Library Cave of Dunhuang Mogao Caves, there were over 50,000 cultural relics dating back to the late 4th to the 11th centuries. But now the cave is empty. What happened?

Aug 04 2022

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Chinese Valentine’s Day Special: Can you feel love in Dunhuang?

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Love is essential and universal. But did the ancients also feel the same way? What was their perception of ideal love? Let’s find the answer from the Dunhuang Mogao Caves.

Jul 29 2022

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EP 07: The first Western explorer of Mogao Caves

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According to some people, he is a brilliant explorer and archaeologist. But some people say he is a robber, a liar, and a devil along the ancient Silk Road. No matter what, his name is always connected with Dunhuang.

Jul 21 2022

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EP 06: The mystery of the Library Cave (Part Two)

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The Library Cave had more than 50,000 historical items inside. What happened to the contents after they were discovered?

Jul 14 2022

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EP 05: The mystery of the Library Cave (Part One)

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There are many mysteries surrounding the Mogao Caves, but undoubtedly one of the most significant revelations was the discovery of the Library Cave. Who created this cave and why? And how was the hidden cave discovered?

Jul 07 2022

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EP 04: Caves on the cliffs

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The building of the Mogao Caves on the cliffs of Minsha Mountain in Dunhuang lasted for 1,000 years. How were the caves built and why were they built?

Jul 01 2022

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EP 03: How Dunhuang became a Buddhist hub

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The ancient Silk Road not only brought commercial prosperity to Dunhuang, but also paved ways for the spread of Buddhism. In this episode, we will explore how Buddhism spread along the ancient Silk Road.

Jun 24 2022

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EP 02: The legend of Silk Road merchants

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More than 2000 years ago, the people of Eurasia explored and opened up several routes of trade and cultural exchanges, which were called “the Silk Road” by later generations. In this episode, we’ll bring you to the life of the ancient merchants in Dunhuang, a key stop along the Silk Road.

Jun 17 2022

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EP 01: Why Dunhuang matters?

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This episode tells you about a brief history of Dunhuang and its magnificent Mogao Grottoes. Who built those caves? Why were they built in the first place?

Jun 10 2022

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Introducing "Why We Love Dunhuang"

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Dunhuang is a place born in legends. Its unique charm has attracted people around the globe to come and worship. In this podcast series, we bring you to Dunhuang, and walk you through the reasons why we love Dunhuang.

Jun 09 2022

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