Trends: Dunhuang expands online database for ancient manuscripts
Published: Mar 15, 2023 12:50 AM
The Nine-Colored Deer painting in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Gansu Province Photo: IC

The Nine-Colored Deer painting in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Gansu Province Photo: IC

The Dunhuang Textual Research Institute is expanding its online database for the Dunhuang ancient manuscripts that were unearthed in the Mogao Caves in 1900.

The database already contains 685 e-documents, with 1,000 more Dunhuang manuscripts written in Chinese and Tibetan expected to be added to the database in 2023, according to Zhao Xiaoxing, chief of the institute. The latest data shows that the number of all the documents could reach 70,000. 

A famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mogao Caves are a treasure house of Buddhist art covering murals, paintings and texts.

China News Service

How to tell stories that touch people's hearts and how to connect Chinese myths, fairy tales and fables with real life is the best way for domestic animation to achieve a breakthrough. This is worthy of careful consideration by every Chinese animator.

Improved visuals and sound have never been synonymous with good works.

Instead of blindly following the pace of technological improvement, it is better to create local cultural symbols, expand local aesthetics, and the brand the image of domestic animation with a Chinese brand.

Dazhong Daily

Judging from recent realistic TV dramas, the use and understanding of realist techniques has become a watershed for the quality of these works. 

This is not about a show's star lineup or how big a budget a show has, the crux comes down to the understanding of what makes a good realist TV show.

When it comes to the creation of realist TV dramas, characterization is very important. 

Creating full-bodied characters with realistic attitudes is the deciding element for the success or failure of works and whether they will bring in audiences. 

Beijing Daily