Image and Exposition: Iconography and Doctrine in Medieval East Asian Buddhism
CMRS Distinguished Visiting Lecture by Robert M. Gimello
Monday, January 22, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Humanities Seminar Room
Focusing especially on the esoteric traditions of medieval Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, in which images most clearly vie with doctrinal formulations for the attention of both the believer and the scholar, this talk will explore, against the background of modern theory, and from a somewhat comparative perspective, Buddhist thought and practice in a period when questions about the relationship between word and image seemed especially urgent.
Robert Gimello is Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, and Professor Emeritus, East Asian Studies, University of Arizona.
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