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)

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

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

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

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

Nalanda and the Southeast Asian connection


If you’re in Singapore between now and March 2008, don’t miss a unique opportunity to drop by the Asian Civilisations Museum for a special exhibition called On the Nalanda Trail, which showcases Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia and traces the pilgrimages of three Chinese monks as they travel to India and back. I’ve written about the exhibition’s focus on China and India at yesterday.sg; here, I’ll write about the exhibition in relation to Buddhism in Southeast Asia.

Nalanda Trail - SEA section

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