Asia in the World: The Life of the Buddha in Literature, Art, and Institution

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by MiYeon Park on May 6th, 2016   316 views

When and Where

  • 06/05/2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Yale Center Beijing
    36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District,
    Beijing
    China
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Asia in the World: The Life of the Buddha in Literature, Art, and Institution

Event Details

This talk explores the life story of Buddha Śākyamuni in literature and art as imagined by the acclaimed seventeenth-century Buddhist master Tāranātha. The figure of Śākyamuni formed a central identifying feature of Tāranātha’s monastic seat in western Tibet, and the talk draws upon the extraordinary collection of literary and visual materials associated with the site.

This talk explores the life story of Buddha Śākyamuni in literature and art as imagined by the acclaimed seventeenth-century Buddhist master Tāranātha. The figure of Śākyamuni formed a central identifying feature of Tāranātha’s monastic seat in western Tibet, and the talk draws upon the extraordinary collection of literary and visual materials associated with the site.

Andrew Quintman is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, where he specializes in the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and the Himalaya. His book The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa (Columbia University Press 2014) won the American Academy of Religion’s 2014 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, the 2015 Heyman Prize for outstanding scholarship from Yale University, and received honorable mention for the 2016 Association of Asian Studies’ E. Gene Smith Book Prize. His English translation of The Life of Milarepa was published by Penguin Classics in 2010.

 

Entrance fee is 60RMB and 15RMB for students.

 

Please click here to register for this event (hosted by the Yale Center Beijing): http://yalecenterbj.eventbank.cn/event/5441/

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