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Glimpses of Buddhist Art and Culture in Premodern Southeast Asia

4 - 7 Apr '17 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Image: Bhadrāsana Buddha from Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom
Photo Credit: Nicolas Revire

Little is known about the early history, political organization, or geographical extent of the different polities that were scattered over mainland Southeast Asia during the late first millennium and the early second millennium of the Common Era. Our present knowledge derives from a vast array of archaeological objects, monuments, and inscriptions, mainly religious in content. Based on this epigraphic and material evidence, we know that a large area that today constitutes mainland Southeast Asia was strongly shaped by Buddhism from the 6th century CE onwards, although Brahmanism and local beliefs were also common. The focus of these four lectures is on the early introduction, adaptation, and later development of Buddhist art and culture in these lands.

Apr 4: Facts and Fiction on the Advent of Buddhism in Suvannabhumi

Apr 5: Dvaravati Art and Culture: Between Tradition and Innovation

Apr 6: Origins and Spread of Bhadrasana Buddhas

Apr 7: The Cult of the Five Buddhas and Ten Bodhisattas


Nicolas Revire

Nicolas Revire has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand), since 2003. He completed his Doctorate at the Université Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle in France. He specializes in Buddhist art and archaeology of South and Southeast Asia with focus on pre-modern Thailand. He is General Editor of a collective volume titled 'Before Siam: Essays in Art and Archaeology' (Bangkok, 2014).


Registration Fees: Rs. 3000/-



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