Buddhism in Asia: Conference Programme

A few weeks ago I posted an announcement for a conference on Buddhism in Asia to be held at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. The conference programme has been released, and here are the presentations on Southeast Asia:

(All on 20th January)

0940-1020
Prof Tansen Sen, USA
Department of History, Baruch College,
The City University of New York
Buddhist Networks in Asian and World History

1020-1100
Prof Nik Hassan Suhaimi, Malaysia
Senior Research Fellow and Archaeologist
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Buddhism in the Bujang Valley (5th – 10th centuries)

1130-1210
Prof John Miksic, Singapore
Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies
National University of Singapore
On Srivijaya in Sumatra and Central Java

1210-1250
Dr Peter Skilling, Thailand
École française d’Extrême Orient de Bangkok
Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Writing and Representation: Inscribed Objects in the ‘Nalanda Trail’ Exhibition

Registration closes on Jan 13, so there’s only a few days left to sign up if you’re interested. The conference is held in conjunction with the exhibition On the Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia. You can read SEAArch’s review here.

(You might also be interested in reading about the Bujang Valley site here and here).

Related Books:
Buddhist Art: Form & Meaning by P. Pal
Reading Buddhist Art by M. McArthur
The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia (Suny Series in Religion) by D. K. Swearer
Sriwijaya: History, religion & language of an early Malay polity by G. Coedès and L. Damais

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

2 thoughts on “Buddhism in Asia: Conference Programme”

  1. i need to be there, especially for Miksic’s lecture! are you going? wonder if it’s possible for someone to let me know what is said during the conference. anyone?

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