Nalanda, Srivijaya and Beyond: Re-exploring Buddhist Art in Asia

Paperback: $40.00
ISBN-13: 9789810999124
Published: November 2016

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296 pages | 169 mostly color illustrations
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  • About the Book
  • Recent studies of intra-Asian trade and Buddhist networks have brought fresh perspectives to the understanding of the pre-modern interaction between South and Southeast Asia. Through centuries of selective adaptation and localization of intellectual, cultural, aesthetic, and economic exchanges Buddhist art in Asia has continued to thrive. Fresh research and archaeological data help locate centres of exchange which catalysed the process of localization. This collection of essays, based on a conference held in conjunction with On the Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia, an exhibition organized by the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, is a re-exploration of Buddhist art, archaeology, and epigraphy. Focussing on ancient monastic centres and temples such as Nalanda, Mainamati, Kizil, Kedah, Dulesi, and Longxingsi Dabeige, papers in this volume offer newer perspectives on aspects of text-image-inscription correlation. This volume is an attempt at interdisciplinary study of cross-cultural trails that lead to localized Buddhist practice patterns and artistic diversities.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, Editor

    • Frederick M. Asher, Editor

    • Suchandra Ghosh, Editor

    • Peter Skilling, Editor

    • Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman, Editor

    • John N. Miksic, Editor

      John N. Miksic is professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

    • Teoh Eng Soon, Editor

    • Puay-peng Ho, Editor

    • Rajeshwari Ghose, Editor