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[BKARTS] Derge Printing House featured in talk, Portland Oregon

For those coming to Portland, Oregon, for GBW Standards, here's a program that may be of interest --

Northwest China Council will be presenting a slide show and travelogue of their 2005 trip to eastern Tibetan plateau, featuring visits to the Derge Printing house and other places.

Derge Printing House is the largest, and oldest, printer of Tibetan- Buddhist sutras using woodblock technology and some very interesting printing methods. There will be some pictures of papermaking and also of the building, an impressive, rambling, temple-like structure with an immense woodblock archive.

This is part of the regular lineup of programs by the China Council, and is not just focused on printing or books, but if you plan on going, please let me know. I will give them a heads up that there's special interest on that.

At the same talk, will also be a preview/slideshow of next year trip's along the Silk Road, including Dunhuang's Mogao Grottoes (where the Diamond Sutra was discovered), Yulin Grottoes, Bezeklik Caves, all famous for their Buddhist murals dating from 4th century through 14-15th century.

When: Wednesday, October 26, 7 PM
Where: House of Louie Meeting Room, 331 NW Davis, Chinatown
Cost: NWCC members $3; $5 general.
RSVP to 503 973-5451

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