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For over 25 years, the Arts of Asia Lecture Series has explored the many facets of Asian art, culture, and history. Now for the first time, we will delve into the finer points of religious beliefs in Asia – not the major religions with which our audience is already familiar, but the facets of Asian religious beliefs that are less known in the West yet continue to inform cultural traditions today. The lectures in this series will explore Zoroastrianism in the Iranian world, Manichaeism in Central and East Asia, Bon in Tibet, Mongolian Tengriism, Muism of Korea and folk religions in Asia. We will also explore Daoism in China, Shintoism in Japan, and Jainism in India, and examine more recent traditions such as Sufism in Asia, and Sikhism. Please join us for this informative and fascinating journey.
Other Paths – A Panorama of Asia’s Lesser Known Divine Traditions Study Guide
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley
Zoroastrians in Time and Space: Iran, India, and the Silk Road Study Guide
Jenny Rose, Claremont Graduate University
Peaceful Warriors: The Origins and Continuing Vitality of Jainism Study Guide
Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College
The Great Unnamed Religions of East Asia: Divine Presence, Numinous Power and Magical Efficacy Study Guide
James Robson, Harvard University
Daoism and the Arts of China Study Guide
Stephen Little, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sky and Earth: Exploring the Non-Buddhist Religious Traditions of Mongolia Study Guide
Uranchimeg (Orna) Tsultem, University of Iceland
How is Mansin Like a Painting: The Work of Shamans in Korea Study Guide
Laurel Kendall, Columbia University
The Pearl and the Dragon: Silk Road Christianity From Syria to Xi’an Study Guide
Scott Johnson, University of Oklahoma
The Religion that (Almost) Disappeared: Chinese Manichean Art and Its Methods of Identification Study Guide
Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Northern Arizona University
Sikh Religion in the Language of Colors Study Guide
Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Colby College
Seeking the Divine through Architecture: A Baha’i Architect’s Perspective Study Guide
Hossein Amanat, AIA
The Tibetan Bon Religion and the “Nameless Religion” of Tibet Study Guide
Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University
Sufism, Beauty, Love: Ecstasy and Rapture of Islam in Asia Study Guide
Carol Bier, Graduate Theological Union
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