Nagarjuna Art School

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Ming Xue
2016 | 22 mins
Country of Production: USA
Countries Featured: Tibet, China
Friday, October 14 | 9:30 pm | Program F9

“One more student, one more piece of virtue,” says Choejor, a former Buddhist monk and the founder of a new school for Thangka art in Rebgong, a village in China’s Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Tibetan Thangka art, painted depictions of Buddhism, has a long tradition in Rebgong. Choejor aims to make Thangka culturally and economically sustainable by both furthering that tradition and upending it, accepting female and ethnic Han students who were historically prohibited from learning the form. 

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