Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I will keep you posted as the weekend and conference progresses. However, before that, I really have to write a Tricycle Blog entry and send it off once I land in Heathrow in the morning. Although the coach to Oxford does have wi-fi service. They are so modern in the old world!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This publication is of significant importance as the first modern publication in any language to be devoted to the works of an individual Tibetan historical artist.
Langkajie Tangka: The Legacy of Seventeenth Century Tangka Painting Master. Author: Yangtar Lhamo. January 2012. ISBN 978-7-5410-4806-7.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A new publication highlighting a set of eleven paintings depicting the life story of Gesar has been published by the Sichuan Museum of Chengdu, China. The large format coffee table style art book has full page images of the eleven paintings along with inummerable details of each. The text is primarily in Tibetan and Chinese language with three English language articles by prominant Western scholars. The well known R.A. Stein article in French on the Gesar painting set has been translated into English and Chinese. Amy Heller discusses the historical and art historical context and Jeff Watt contributed an article on the art and iconography of Gesar.
From the Treasury of Tibetan Pictorial Art: Painted Scrolls of the Life of Gesar. Sichuan Museum. Editor, Zhang Changhong. June 2012. ISBN 978-7-101-08513-6.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I haven't left New York yet but will be shortly - heading to Chengdu. After I leave Hong Kong I won't be able to access this Blogger account so will instead post to the On the Road account. Last time I had some problems posting images to the account largely due to the fact I couldn't figure it out using an Ipad. I will try and post more images with the laptop. Anyway, here is the Url - http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Jeff-on-the-Road/
A few weeks ago when heading to Vancouver on Cathay they bumped me to the new Premium Class. I didn't like it. They gave me an aisle seat but in a regular row. Yes there was more leg room than usual, but, that is not the issue with tall people. It is knee space. There wasn't much. Today Cathay has upgraded me again to Premium. I declined, but they talked me into trying the front row aisle seat which they say has even more leg room without the knee space issue. The problem with tall people and flying is often the knees press against the back of the chair in front. After awhile this becomes excrutiatingly painful. In the front row of Premium there is only more leg room and then a barrier separating you from Business. I agreed to try it. We shall see. The flight to Hong Kong is a little long to be experimenting with new untried seats but there you have it - a new adventure in sitting. The food is much better in Premium based on my first experience some weeks ago. I was actually surprised by that. It was even comparable to Business Class which is very goood on Cathay.