Tun-huang by Yasushi Inoue

Episode 1 January 23, 2024 00:58:46
Tun-huang by Yasushi Inoue
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Tun-huang by Yasushi Inoue

Jan 23 2024 | 00:58:46

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Show Notes

In this episode, Kassia and Dylan discuss the Japanese novel Tun-huang written by Yasushi Inoue and translated by Jean Oda Moy. This work of historical fiction imagines how a trove of early Buddhist sutras came to be hidden in caves along the Silk Road for centuries. We talk about the book’s criticism of education, bureaucracy, and materialism, as well as the significance of freedom, preservation, and translation.

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