A first major loan exhibition of Indian art in Beijing, China was held in the majestic Meridian gate tower of the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City, and it addressed the commonality of Buddhism in the two regions. Harvard's Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, described the exhibition, “Across the Silk Road: Gupta Sculptures and their Chinese Counterparts during 400 to 700CE.”
The fastest growing urban population isn’t in China or India but in the island nation of Indonesia. This rapid urbanization has resulted in higher incomes, better education, and overall improved standards of living, but at the expense of more traffic, pollution, infrastructure problems, and disaster risk. This juxtaposition makes for a fascinating study in urbanization, which was recently chronicled in “Indonesia’s Urban Story,” a traveling exhibit developed by the City Form Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Department of Urban Planning and Design and the World Bank. Read more about Revisiting "Indonesia's Urban Story"