Tubo culture are still at an early stage.”We’ve only revealed the tip of the iceberg,” he says. “This exhibition is not so muc
h designed to come up with answers, but rather to raise more questions.”上海千花坊女神会所
From his point of view, further achievements in the field will require more solid support from archaeologists.
上海千花坊Pritzker, 36, who received his PhD from the University of Oxford with a f
ocus on the early textual history of Tibet, first came to the mountains of the Himalayas at
just 4 years old. With his parents, he spent a large part of his childhood living in Nepal.上海千花坊女神会所
For him, this exhibition represents a long-held family dream that has finally come true.
The Pritzker family from Chicago is famed for its achievements in entrepreneurship an上海千花坊
d philanthropy. It funds the Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the world’s leading architecture awards.
上海千花坊David’s parents Thomas and Margot Pritzker first came to the Hi
malayas in 1975 and soon became “addicted” to the place. Since then, the couple has made frequ
ent treks through the mountain ranges there. They first visited the Tibet autonomous region in 1981.
“When we started, the (ancient) Greek and Roman cultures and Renaissance were really上海千花坊女神会所
well understood in the West, and there was no new ground to be broken,” Thomas Pritzker, 69, tells China Daily.
“But here we discovered a lot of new ground to cover,” he sa
上海千花坊女神会所ys. “Tubo studies were in their infancy then, and we could do things that are really exciting.”
In recent years, studies of the Reshui site, a Tubo graveyard in Dula
n county, Qinghai province, have offered scholars a clearer picture of the communication betw上海千花坊
een Tang and Tubo peoples. Gold plaques unearthed from the site are also on show at the exhibition in Dunhuang, acc
o上海千花坊女神会所rding to Luo Wenhua, a researcher from the Palace Museum in Beijing and also one of the curators of the exhibition.
By comparison, studies of burial sites in Ngari offer a more global perspective through its links with other civilizations outside of China.上海千花坊
“However, these regions are on the frontiers of the Tubo regime,” Luo says. “Details of t
he rulers’ lives still largely remain a mystery due to a lack of archaeological evidence.上海千花坊女神会所
“It’s interesting for David and I to discuss where the exhibits first origin
ated,” he says. “That will trigger a great deal of inspiration for joint studies.”