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The fifth-century 18 | ART AND ARCHITECTURE Longmen Grotto complex in China’s northwest Henan Province consists of more than 100,000 statuary images in a series of caves and temples. Here, the Indian Buddhist stupa had transitioned into pagodas, or multitiered towers, which would become the distinctive element in Buddhist temples throughout eastern Asia. See also: Angkor Wat; Buddhism; China; Culture and Traditions; Hinduism; India; Japan; Java; Korea; Language and Writing; Society. FURTHER READING Craven, Roy C.

These and other temples of that era in mainland Southeast Asia and Java still drew their inspiration from the Indian architectural tradition, but prominently incorporated local variations that were consistent with local cultural heritage. , following the Silk Road from northwest India across central Asia. This pathway to China was marked by Buddhist pilgrimage and monastic sites, and accompanying statuary art and wall murals. Among these was Bamiyan, Afghanistan, which had two massive early sixthcentury stone Buddhas, one standing 180 feet (55 m) and the second 121 feet (37 m).

Imamura, Keiji. Prehistoric Japan: New Perspective on Insular East Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996. J. Pre-History of Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1978. Yang, Xiaoneng. New Perspectives on China’s Past. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004. 14 | ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES Art and Architecture South Asia’s Hindu and Buddhist traditions established artistic standards and principles that formed the foundation for much of ancient Asia’s art and architecture. These principles were most fully expressed in Chinese imperial art and architecture, which were influenced by Indian Buddhist traditions and in turn inspired China’s Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors.

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