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.”
From the end of World War II in 1945 to 1979, Asia was embroiled in one military conflict or another, from civil wars in China and much of Southeast Asia in the late 1940s, to the Korean War in the early 1950s, to the Vietnam War from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. About 80 percent of global battle deaths during this period were in East Asia. But since 1979, there has been a remarkable period of peace and stability in Asia, and this percentage has fallen from six percent in the 1980s to less than two percent during the period 1990-2015. Read more about Critical Issues Confronting China Summary–The East Asian Peace: Can It Last?