Dr. Monica L. Smith, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California-Los Angeles, explores the origins of Buddhism and its effects on the people of India and Nepal. For nearly a thousand years, Buddhism was the prevailing religious tradition in the subcontinent, providing a pulse of inspiration so strong that it was carried along the sea routes to Southeast Asia and the Silk Route to China, Japan, and Korea. As it spread, the art and architecture of Buddhism underwent significant changes, providing insights into the way in which this religious tradition was adapted in each culture.
April 14, 2012
- Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology