Buddhist Art and Material Culture in Asia


One Day Symposium: Buddhist Art and Material Culture

3rd July


Free Admission Register here

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre or Suite, SOAS, University of London, Russell Square, Wc1H 0XG

This One-day Symposium, which is held in conjunction with the One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition by Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Asia House generously supported by the Pure Land Foundation, and part of SOAS’ Centenary Celebrations, brings together leading scholars of Buddhism, art history, archaeology, literature, and music to explore the dimension and influences on Buddhist art and material culture in East Asia. Topics addressed will include the Buddhist images from the Stein Collection, Pure Land Buddhist arts in 13th and 14th century Korea, issues of conservation of the Mogao Grottoes, Buddhist stone sutras in Shandong, ecological issues of restoring cave temples in Sichuan and Buddhist landscapes in Asia.

Professor Gina Barnes (SOAS)
Ying Chen (Oxford University)
Mr. Guo Qinglin (Dunhuang Research Academy, PRC)
Dr. Sonya Lee (University of South California)
Mr. Lu Ai (Dunhuang Research Academy, PRC)
Professor Youngsook Pak (SOAS)
Dr. Giovanni Verri (Courtauld Institute)
Professor Roger Whitfield (SOAS)
Mr. Yuan Deling (Dunhuang Research Academy, PRC)