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Seaport Buddhism - Lecture


Sat 27 Apr 2013, 10:00am–11:00am

Where: Nan Tien Institute, 231 Nolan Street, Unanderra, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Raphael Stachurski

Seaport Buddhism: International Maritime Trade and Religious Expansion

The Silk Road remains one of the most important processes by which Buddhism spread across Eurasia. There is now a growing awareness of the maritime contribution to the global network of trade and cultural diffusion. Professor Lewis Lancaster has made significant inroads in this field of study. By building a global team of researchers, utilising new data collection technologies, and using advanced data mapping and visualisation to integrate cutting-edge results about the movements of bygone ships and sailors, Professor Lancaster will unveil the latest findings regarding mercantile activity and the spread of Buddhism.

Dr Lancaster is a distinguished scholar of Buddhism who is visiting Australia from the US. He is Emeritus Professor of the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, USA, and serves as President, Adjunct Professor and Chair of the dissertation committee at University of the West. Dr Lancaster is founder of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative international project, and has published over 55 articles and reviews, and authored and edited numerous books.

FREE ENTRY. All welcome. No bookings required.