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Maritime Transmissions of Buddhism: 2015 Numata Symposium
October 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for the 2015 Numata Symposium:
Maritime Transmissions of Buddhism
Mercantile exchange is now understood to be an important dimension of our understanding of the transmission of Buddhist thought and practice throughout the Buddhist cosmopolis. The romanticism of the Silk Road and the findings at Dunhuang have demonstrated this for Central and East Asia. The same is true of South and Southeast Asia as well, with the difference being maritime trade rather than land routes. This symposium will explore this latter area of study. There will be two presentations and a respondent: Anne Blackburn, Philip Friedrich, and Natalie Quli.
1:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks
1:15 pm: Contingent Transmissions: Lanka and Southeast Asian Buddhist Links, 1200-1500
Anne Blackburn, Professor of South Asian and Buddhist Studies
2:00 pm: Merchant Afterlives: Rethinking Buddhist Polity and Patronage along a Medieval Lankan Frontier
Philip Friedrich, South Asian Studies
University of Pennsylvania
2:45 pm: Respondent and discussion
Natalie Quli, Research Fellow, Theravada Studies
Institute of Buddhist Studies
3:15 pm: General discussion