Sri Lanka marks 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsien's visit

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In the run-up to Vesak Day happening later this week, The Sri Lanka-China Society is commemorating the 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsien’s visit to Sri Lanka. Fa-hsien was a Buddhist monk from China who travelled west to India to retrieve Buddhist scriptures. His journey took him to Sri Lanka in the year 410, and he travelled back to China by sea through Southeast Asia. His travelogue is recorded in A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms, Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline.

Marking 1600th anniversary of Fa-hsian’s visit
Asian Tribune, 24 May 2010
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Call for Papers: Workshop on Inter-Asian temple and trust networks

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Readers might be interested in the CFP whose deadline is coming up at the end of the month.

International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections II: Singapore
Singapore: December 8-10, 2010

Workshop Title: Inter-Asian temple and trust networks within and out of Southeast Asia
Workshop Director: Kenneth Dean East Asian Studies, McGill University
Deadline: 31 May 2010
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Three new links

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Been updating the weblinks over the weekend, here are some new websites you might be interested that can be found in the resources page:


South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index (ABIA) – The ABIA Project is a global network of scholars co-operating on an annotated bibliographic database for publishers covering South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology.
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