Jonathan Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org) and his wife, Sheila Blair, share the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Figure 1. The entrance to the Great East Mosque at Kaifeng (Source) Note of the Editor This article appeared originally in the Saudi Aramco World, Vol. 65, issue 6, November/December 2014, p. 14. For the online version, with figures, see: Blair, S. & Bloom, J: The Back-Road...